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    A challange for me

    Hello I usually visit the woodturning forum. I have been issued a request by my wife to make her a sewing table/cabinet.
    The plan I have consists of a carcas with a faceframe front. The plan was apparently designed to stay with it's back to a wall. It was open in the back.
    I want a closed back with out exposed raw plywood edges. This is my first furniture type project. What would be my best plan to join the side and back sheets with out showing a raw edge? Thanks in advance. Guy

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    Edge banding is not my favorite. I prefer to bury the ends in solid wood. Rear corners might look like this(?).

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    Front corners would bury sides in the face frames.

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    Many other solutions.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 09-23-2012 at 11:36 PM.
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    Like Glenn said...or as an alternative, put a face frame and door at both front and back, so it's accessable from either end. If it's going to be out in the middle of the room, she'd want to be able to get into it without having to walk around it.
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    show us the plans you have that she likes.. then we can be more help
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    They're pretty scetchy plans but they match pretty much the lower end sewing cabinets on amazon. http://www.binkyswoodworking.com/SewingTable.php
    My thought was to cut rabits in both back and side with the side having only about 1/8" edge. The back would fit inside and only about 1/8" edge would show.
    I'm kind of liking Glens idea even though it means another trip down to the ghetto.

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    if you use rabbets on the sides to accept the back you want more than a 1/8" shoulder. in my opinion i use a 3/8" rabbet or 1/2" which leaves me a 3/8" or 1/4" shoulder..the 1/8" is to weak..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Thanks alot I'm going to go with the corner piece in back and the face frame in front. Jalee can't/won't move back and forth so this should work fine.

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