Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Waynesfield, OH
Whether you are happy or disappointed will be hard to predict. Biscuits are lampooned by some, and revered by some. I happen to like them, believe they add strength in some joints, and are really useful for aligning edges on panels. I've also used them on plywood with good results. The downside that can happen (and can be prevented) is that the biscuits swell, and this sometimes leaves a bulge on the surface of a panel. If you sand it flush, the wood will subsequently shrink, leaving the impression of a biscuit on the surface. Waiting for the bulge to shrink, or putting the biscuit off center on the bottom of the panel can solve this. The alignment thing is especially useful when putting face frames on cabinets. All this, of course, is just my opinion, and many will tell you to chuck the thing.
"I long for the days when coke was a cola and a joint was a bad place to be" (Merle Haggard)