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Question about using plywood

I have started making a blanket chest for my OL's sister for her graduation, and I pretty much planned on copying the design from one I made in High school. I have now decided that I want to change it slightly. I was thinking that I would use plywood for the bottom, and rabbet the edges of the bottom to fit into dado's in all 4 sides of the chest. If I use plywood, do I have to factor in at all for expansion/contraction, or can I size it for a perfect fit without risking damage to the chest with changing humidity? Thanks in advance for any help.
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I have started making a blanket chest for my OL's sister for her graduation, and I pretty much planned on copying the design from one I made in High school. I have now decided that I want to change it slightly. I was thinking that I would use plywood for the bottom, and rabbet the edges of the bottom to fit into dado's in all 4 sides of the chest. If I use plywood, do I have to factor in at all for expansion/contraction, or can I size it for a perfect fit without risking damage to the chest with changing humidity? Thanks in advance for any help.
You wouldn't have a problem with the plywood, but you might depending on how and what you will use for the sides, front & back.




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sides, front, and back will all be red oak with the grain laid horizontally.
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A usual box with grain running around the box usually would have a plywood bottom glued or fastened in tight. If you did a side grain structure you could not fasten it to plywood.
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