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I have a project which calls for frame/panel construction utilizing a center rail/stile. The height is about 20 inches, the width about 14 inches (two 6" panels with a center stile between them). They are the sides of this cabinet:
http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2080543/29613/Woodworking-Project-Paper-Plan-to-Build-Mission-Style-Wine-and-Spirits-Cabinet-AFD318.aspx?keyword=&refcode=10INGOPB&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CLTFwJm0xbwCFfFDMgod8SAAzg

Is it ok to let the center stile "float"? Or should it always be glued (but obviously let the panels float). I guess if it is left to float and there is a lot of play, it won't look good. Also, if I let them float will I be compromising strength?
 

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Thanks

Ok - consensus is to glue.

The reason I was opting not to glue was because I had pre-finished. Won't be difficult to sand the tongues.

Mark.
 
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