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devonwoody

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I am contemplating making another embroidery box for the wife.
The box will have a bottom drawer and a lidded compartment above.

How would members advise the construction of fitting a base (to the sides)
Also the lid would have a top plate to enclose the compartment, how are these also constructed.

Looking to make an items without nails :wink: :lol: :wink:
 
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Hi DW

In the past I have used a dado cut in the sides with a router (mounted in table), just slot it in. I have also used finger joints to do this.

You could cut a sort of lap joint along the bottom of the sides and the edges of the base - basically two rabbets

Another option might be to use biscuits and glue or even miller dowels (or plain dowels)

Of course, you could simply glue it on in a butt joint :wink:

I never use nails or screws!!!
 

wizer

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Dado was my first thought
 

jasonB

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Groove (dado) for me too. If you want the panel flush with the top & bottom surfaces of the box cut a rebate on the outer face the same distance the groove is set in from the edges. Prefinish the panels and insides of the box before assembly.

Jason
 
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