Making Box Joints
4. To join your box pieces, apply glue to all of the mating surfaces with a small brush. Tap the joints together with a rubber mallet if necessary. Clamp the box together as shown above. (You may need to position a clamp diagonally to square the box.)
Note that we used scrap pieces on each side of the corners to evenly distribute the clamping pressure along the joint. Wider boxes may require additional clamps.
After the glue dries, sand the fingers flush with the sides, front, and back. Be careful not to round over the corners.To learn more about woodworking joinery, review the Complete Guide to Joinery DVD-ROM.
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