Oak panels and gluing techniques.

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    Terry Baxter
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    I am finally at the stage of gluing up my Mouseman-style oak cabinet. I’ve never done panelling before but I do now understand that the panels must float. My grooves run right through my mortices and glue is bound to leak onto the corners. Is it okay to wax the panels to stop them sticking; or is there a better way?

    Thanks for your help. Terry.

    #747241
    Aaron Fore
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    I would put a finish on the panels before assembly. Glue is less likely to stick, and if they shrink there won’t be any bare wood showing.

    #747257
    Terry Baxter
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    Thanks Aaron. I’ll take that advice! 😊

    Regards, Terry.

    #749191
    DB
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    Hi Terry. Interested to know how the glue up went with prefinished pieces. I made panelled exterior doors about a year ago but used very little glue, more as a lubricant, with the joints snugged up and held fast by drawbore pins. Added the finish after this and have had no issues. Your panels look great. Hope it all worked out.

    #749194
    Terry Baxter
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    Hello DB. I’ve been hijacked by the missus to build a new airing cupboard so I can’t say yet. I can see why glue acting as a lubricant is important because, like making the bread board, all these mortice and tenon joints plus the panel interfaces don’t half clench together. I’ll post a picture once the project is finished. 😊

    Regards, Terry

    #749345
    DB
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    Look forward to seeing the finished project. Will look stunning. Thanks

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