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Subject: RE: [motm] Cabinet Question -- Assembly

From: "Tkacs, Ken" <ken.tkacs@...>
Date: 2000-04-18

Wow, I wouldn't have thought glue would be enough, but I guess it is! Hmm...

I'm going to go on the hunt for a nice book on cabinetry/woodworking and see
how these kinds of design problems are solved.

Ken (also also wondering about those flat rails ;)

-----Original Message-----
From: alt-mode [mailto:alt_mode@...]
Sent:Monday, 17 April, 2000 9:48 PM
Subject:Re: [motm] Cabinet Question -- Assembly

I just spent a few moments staring at the joints and they are quite
deceiving! They
appear to be simple butt joints but there is a thin piece of veneer on the
The side is cut away such that the top fits in with notches on the front and
(like a tab and slot but the slot is almost the depth of the cabinet). [I'm
doing a horrible job describing this - I'm not a woodworker...]

There are no screws inside or out that I can find so it must be all glued.
There is
a thin triagular brace fit into each joint.

I've attached three more jpegs that might help. The first shows the middle
and some of the side attachement as well as a bit of the triagular braces.
second shows a bit more of the bottom joint along with the hinged lower
panel. The
third shows an upper cabinet which has the same joints but without the
braces. I hope this helps.

Eric (also wondering about those flat rails ;)