This lessons objectives:
I am using Titebond II for this glue up as it's yellow colour matches the wood tones of this project and it is extremely easy to clean up after assembly. Another great feature of Titebond II is that it has a strong initial tack. This means the two components are much less likely to slip compared to other wood glues; which is ideal for edge joints such as this.
If you are using a method of locating the components such as biscuits or dominoes, you will not need a glue with a strong initial tack as the fixing will hold the panels in line with one another.
Have you got the plans yet?
The Student Series
Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It's a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!
Diagnosing and removing bumps in edge joints – 1:25
How to read grain direction – 3:15
How to flatten lid and prevent bowing from clamping pressure – 5:22
Overview – 8:18