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I am trying to decide whether to run dados and rabbits for my back panel or just overlay the case and secure with glue and screws?
Building a router cabinet like norms.
 

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you may need access at a later date...
overlay and fasten w/ trussheaded screws...

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I never really thought about having to get access in the future but that is a very good idea. It really comes to trying to be cheap in not buying another sheet of plywood for just building the back. I have plenty of scraps that are wide enough but nothing wide enough and tall enough at the same time. considering you will never really see the back I think I'm just going to run with it.
 

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so use pieces...
strap the joints...
it the ply is thick enough spline or shiplap it..
butt joints are okay here....
use no glue except on the butt joints...
in effect, build you a piece of ply big enough to cover...
 

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On my table, I just put hardboard behind the drawers etc. but put plywood behind the router compartment where support for dust collection is needed. All screwed on.
 

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On my table, I just put hardboard behind the drawers etc. but put plywood behind the router compartment where support for dust collection is needed. All screwed on.
plwood all the way to prevent racking...
 

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plwood all the way to prevent racking...
It was very solid even without a back. 3/4 plywood with dadoes, three divisions over two, but a full plywood back would make it even stronger.
 

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You can even compromise! Or just admit you are too cheap to spend any more money than you have too.

I didn't have enough ply for a solid back, but I didn't want to leave anything open for dust, etc. The top and bottom pieces are 3/4" ply inset in the back, and a piece of 1/8" hardboard set into them to keep the dust out.

The plywood pieces are more than enough to prevent racking and ensure it is square. back is screwed on from the inside of the carcass.


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