Solid wood wide box bottom
Just like the title says, anybody have a special way to put a solid wood bottom/top panel into a box? On a smaller box, less that 6 inches wide, ive just glued a solid wood panel into a half-lap frame, and because the piece was so small i didnt have any issues with expansion popping a joint. Problem is, im guessing theres be a few issues on a slightly larger joint.
For the purposes of this exercise, lets assume a box 3 feet long, 1 foot wide, 2 inches tall, box jointed corners. How do you slip the top and bottom panels in in such a way that seasonal movement doesnt destroy it?
And before someone says it, no, plywoods not an option. Ive got plenty of walnut, but no walnut ply