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oobaa

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Making a bedside table for the daughter I can't get rid of :) - rough sketchup pic below
Carcass is 18mm Birch Ply and I was wondering how best to join the boards
Do people reckon mitred edges with dominos is going to be strong enough to support the top?
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I would be wary, as over time, the outside of the mitre will probably open up due to weight in the center of the top. If a drawer is going in then I wouldn't be too worried but if not then a a support block set back inside glued and screwed to the inner faces of the mitred corner one each side would probably do the job.

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That's not a bad idea thanks - if I inset the supports they wouldnt be too visible and keep the general look
or maybe just straight butt joints with dominoes
 

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if you're painting it then butt joints with the domino would be better. just take the time to prepare the corners properly before painting
 

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