Solid wood and plywoods etc. must not be mixed indiscriminately in carcass-work. For instance, solid sides and plywood tops, bottoms and fixed shelves would have different shrinkage values; so also would plywood sides and solid tops, bottoms, etc. There is, however, no objection to using relatively narrow bearer rails in solid wood to plywood sides or vice versa, as the shrinkage will be negligible. In planning any carcass construction, therefore, a moment's thought as to the probable direction and effect of the normal shrinkage of each part will usually suggest a satisfactory compromise. Framed-up (panelled) carcass sides can be treated as plywood, for here again shrinkage values are usually too small to cause trouble.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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