Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Channelview, Tx
Question about joining plywood
I have a couple of pieces of 3/4 inch birch plywood that I would like to use, but I would have to join them.
Each piece is 19 x 96 (left over from previous cabinet project).
Next week I will start cutting the pieces to build a diagonal corner cabinet that will house an oven and microwave. There will be a storage area under the oven and storage above the microwave. total height is 92 inches.
What I would like to do is cut the pieces in half and join them as necessary to make a piece for the top, and possibly the bottom.
My current thinking is to cut both pieces in half creating four 19 x 47 3/4 inches to work with. Then cut a rabbet along one side of two pieces and join them with glue and staples. If needed, I could scab on a piece underneath for additional strength. Also, since the resulting glued up piece will only be 39 inches wide, I might have to add another strip to get the 48 inch width.
There won't be much weight, just pots and pans and other stuff stored in a kitchen.
I would appreciate your thoughts. This is a paint grade project.
The cabinet is big. The footprint is about 48x48 inches.