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is this what I need for the top
My top ,i will have to join two peace of ambrosia maple together to get my width . Would it be better to tongue and grove ?
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i hope tomorrow ,I can get the back done . i have alot to do tomorrow .family time
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glue joint bits....

Some woodworkers love 'em, some hate 'em. They require the work to be the same thickness OR you'll have to play with the bit height to get the tops to be perfectly smooth across....
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=glue+joint+bit
Here's a good thread on their use.
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f5/we...ble-top-32049/

This is because one piece gets routed top surface down on the table, it's mate gets router bottom surface down on the table. It does align the surface perfectly when properly adjusted and provides significantly more glue area than a simple butt joint.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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This is it for the weekend . No glue up. Just fitting .
Next step underneath extra support
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Tomorrow I'm going start gluing this all together . Before I start , last night I was thinking about how the top will mount to this box .
I was going to screw the top down from I side the top shelf .
If I do this , do I need to pre drill a counter sink hole 1/4 then drill a 1/16 pilot hole .
8 holes total . Then use wood screws with a washer to screw top down .
Will this app be proper ? Then will it be enough to Secure top down and allow movement ?
Thanks. This is all prep work now .
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Made this a couple of months ago, nothing fancy at all. Assembled with just dados and glue. I was worried about only using glue being its MDF and heavy but I've had no issues so far. I'm realizing glue is much stronger than I thought.
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Well tonight I pick up new glue . Then glue my inner structure. Let me tell you , the humidity is high .
Tomorrow ,I'm going to mill my rough cut wood . I will use my new planer .Steel City basic planer then I can complete a review on it .
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Hello everyone ,was reading on the plywood entertainment center and thought I would share the vertical entertainment center that I built! Notice that I used 3/4" screen moulding to cover the ends of the plywood, and it also added accent to the sides! Simple project but turned out very nice, also used a finishing spray gun to apply the three in one stain. Was a bit worried on how the sprayer would work... Hate painting and staining my work. The sprayer is very nice!
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Here is the final placement!
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Wow nice . What stain did you use again ?
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Minwax polyshade mahogany satin 380

Stain and Polyurethane and one step
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I'm stating my top mill down some rough cut . Maybe tomorrow I might be ready for glue the boards together. .
I have a ?
When my top is finished and ready to install on my center . I'm going counter sink and screw the top down to maple plywood . Would I need to use glue with it screw down ?
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You don't want to glue the solid wood top down to the plywood for the same reason you don't want to glue the breadboard ends on. The solid would will expand and contract at a different rate than the plywood. I would just use the screws and put enough you can lift the cabinet by the top but try not to go overboard with the screws. Too many screws will have the same effect as gluing it.
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Thank you
Lordy , I'm learning so much from this one project .
I was thinking the wood top would have movement during the climate change . Was not sure
Thank you so much .
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Lordy , I'm learning so much from this one project .
I was thinking the wood top would have movement during the climate change . Was not sure
Thank you so much .
If you think about how plywood is made, it has layers of veneer in perpendicular directions to make is strong so it's not able to shrink as much as a solid piece of wood.
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Plans change on me last night .
Wife want no pull out drawer for the bottom middle now . She want a reg shelf .
She wants to put her pretty stuff there now . Also change pretty things for different season displays , It no big deal .
Does anyone project ever change like this .

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I have a ? about bottom support .
The bottom of my entertainment center i was going to add extra support .
Can I use my extra maple plywood for this ? or would this need to be maple hard wood ? this will not be seen
I was going to glue and kreg joint
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You would need support where I have marked x. If it was me I would make a continious board across the front. You could recess it back a couple of inches like a toespace on kitchen cabinets.
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Steve thanks a million . I was Worried about the support .
My plan changed again . I'll design a offset toe kick for the front view now .
Again steve thank you so much
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