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post #1 of 17 Old 07-27-2020, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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What joinery here?

I'm building a box for light storage and don't know what to do for joinery.

I'm not an expert woodworker by any measure but can tackle a Box joint, dovetail if need be.

Was thinking of doing some mitre angles, gluing and throwing a couple brads in there.

Thoughts?

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Simple to just do a butt joint. You say it's light duty...
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'butt joint'. Didn't even think of that. I guess I didn't think of that one 'cause I was looking to do something a little more challenging.
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Putting a challenge on yourself is the only way to learn.

Are you trying to hand cut or machine these drawers together...

My challenge on a drawef joint for 2020 is the Knapp joint
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I'd probably get a dovetail jig. Or make a box joint jig
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You'll need to pick a jig and see if someone can help simplify it's usage.

I only familiar with Leigh and omnijig...
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Rabbet, Double Rabbet. If you miter the corners they should be reinforced.....triangular blocks in the corners or splines or biscuits. Rabbet or dado in the bottom.
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Putting a challenge on yourself is the only way to learn.

Are you trying to hand cut or machine these drawers together...

My challenge on a drawef joint for 2020 is the Knapp joint

Never seen that one before. Im sure youíll have it mastered in no time.


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I started working on a solution but the sun kept pulling me out of the shop. I'll wait till winter keeps me in shop and it's the warmest place to be...
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Quick and easy: Butt joint/glue/trim head screws.

Setting up for dt's or box joints for one drawer, well that's up to you.

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Box joint is named that for a reason... it resists stress in all directions. Can be easily done on a table saw using a simple jig you can make.

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Do you own a table saw?

If so, I vote for box joint as the best solution, but you gotta make a good box joint jig first.

A rabbet joint is faster and easier, and probably good enough for your needs. There are several different types of rabbet joint, so do a little homework first to choose the one you like.

@woodnthings posted a link to this video about making box joint jigs in another thread, and I like it:
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I don't know how much of an extra challenge you are looking for but, you could just glue it together with butt joints, clamp it, and make sure it is square. Then when everything is dry (next day), carefully drill 1/8"-3/16" holes and insert dowels about 1" on center for each corner. This is simple to do but, make the joint stronger.
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For a light or heavy duty box the box joint works fine.glue, nail,staple or screw. It's all a matter od drawer guides. Can they handle the weight you insert in the drawer.

Drawer box just slides back and forth.
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post #16 of 17 Old 07-30-2020, 02:59 PM
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If your build material is plywood, most "fancy" joints are going to be waste of your time as the plywood is likely to splinter and chip easily once you get it together.



Honestly, I would just glue, screw, and clamp it together with butt joints. I did this for a couple intermediate-solution cabinet drawers



To get a little more fancy you could cut a dado to help seat the pieces together - especially in the sides to help hold the bottom, and then glue, clamp, and screw it together.
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If the sides are solid wood, I’d use hand-cut dovetails. They are not really that hard to do, and it would make a good project to work on your technique,

My approach to learning dovetails was to use them everywhere, even when they’re not necessary.
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