Twin Kitchen Hutches #22 - Popular Woodworking Magazine

Twin Kitchen Hutches #22

 In Furniture, Projects, Questions And Answers, Techniques

 

Finally it’s time for the glue-up. The pieces rest on a heavy piece of raw cardboard to prevent any mess on my workbench. Everything is at arm’s reach for this fast glue-up; clamps, workpieces, glue, brush, panels. When the temperature is high, as of today, the glue dries quickly.

 

 

A small important detail : I like to smooth out the tip of the tenons to prevent the glue from being pushed down towards the bottom, and to ease the slippage.

 

 

To minimize glue squezze out, a thin bead is enough on the tenon.  I spread the glue with a brush on the tenon only.  Preventing the glue from spreading on the shoulder will minimize glue squeezze out. 

 

Before clamping, I align the workpieces with a mallet and a blocl of wood.

 

 

This is the most important glue squeeze out that I had. Note that all the joints were indexed.

 

 

Once clamped, I measure the diagonals. If they are equal, squareness is garanteed.

 

 

The two doors are assembled and glued.

 

 

To see more, visit my website.

 

     Best,

 

           Serge

 

www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

 

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