Woodworking Essentials: Casework Construction – Wood Selection and Prep

By David Thiel
Pages: 49-56

From the November 2005 issue #151
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In this chapter of our series on case construction we focus on the materials that make up the boxes-within-boxes that are casework.

We’ll discuss using solid wood versus plywood, and discuss the properties, both pro and con, for each. Along that same line, we’ll consider the concerns of wood movement when using solid wood. For that concern alone, a lot of casework is constructed out of plywood.

Whether it’s plywood or solid wood, getting the boards ready to use takes some particular steps to get it right.

From the November 2005 issue #151
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