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I need a joint suggestion

I'm making speakers stand with a bottom & top plates with a middle support all made out of plywood and I don't want to use any fasteners, just glue.

The joint suggestion I need is for the vertical support which will be 4" X 4" 26" H, & hollow in the middle so I can fill with sand, I want to hide the end grain of plywood so what would be the best, easy joint for this? Locked Miter?

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I'm making speakers stand with a bottom & top plates with a middle support all made out of plywood and I don't want to use any fasteners, just glue.

The joint suggestion I need is for the vertical support which will be 4" X 4" 26" H, & hollow in the middle so I can fill with sand, I want to hide the end grain of plywood so what would be the best, easy joint for this? Locked Miter?
Lock miter is tricky to set up and, in my experience, likes to tear the h*** out of plywood. I'd just use plain miter joints reinforced inside with corner blocks, maybe just one long one (26") for each corner.

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An easy and efficient way of covering the plywood edge would be to do a rabbet technique at each corner. Start with " plywood, use glue, and a fastener if you wish. The thin edge (1/16") will file off and blend with the grain.
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Lock miter is tricky to set up and, in my experience, likes to tear the h*** out of plywood. I'd just use plain miter joints reinforced inside with corner blocks, maybe just one long one (26") for each corner.
Ok, thanks for the suggestion.

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An easy and efficient way of covering the plywood edge would be to do a rabbet technique at each corner. Start with " plywood, use glue, and a fastener if you wish. The thin edge (1/16") will file off and blend with the grain.
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Would that joint be strong enough to hold filled with sand with a top plate and a 20lb speaker on it?
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Would that joint be strong enough to hold filled with sand with a top plate and a 20lb speaker on it?
You betcha.






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The joint I suggest is mendocino greeno.


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I forgot to add if I don't use a fastener would glue only be strong enough.
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I forgot to add if I don't use a fastener would glue only be strong enough.
Glue and clamps.





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Yep, I would use clamps. Thanks for your help!
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Personally I would use a 45 degree bevel and add reinforcing splines of a contrasting color to add interest. Machine setup is straight forward and is relatively easy to cut, glue and clamp.
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