Wood & Joinery for Hinged Frame?
My local church leader asked me to make a bifold presentation frame for his office.The panels within the frame will be magnetic whiteboard. One frame will be bolted to a wall, the other will swing out on a piano hinge. The magnetic whiteboard will have a quite a few "refrigerator magnet" type pieces on it, so the panels will tend to be heavy.
What kind of wood should I used to create the frame? It has to be strong, and workable enough for a weekender like me. Oak? Ash? Hickory?
What kind of joinery should I use on the corners to support the weight of the hinged parts of both frames? Half-lap, mortise and tenon? Lapped miter? steel corner ell-bracket?
Both frames will be about 36 inches wide by 48 inches tall.
Your suggestions would be appreciated.
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