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?
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.
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. 😊