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02-11-18, 07:27 AM   #1 (permalink)  
Broken chest/seat panel

This is a chest that serves as a seat to change boots/shoes.
One of the panels broke on the tongue and groove.
I'm wondering how to solidify it so it doesn't break again.
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02-11-18, 08:20 AM   #2 (permalink)  
Other will most likely have a better solution. But I would probably glue the tongue and groove back together and then screw a cross piece on the back side as a stiffener to provide extra strength.

 
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02-11-18, 10:29 AM   #3 (permalink)  
Wondering if I should put a X patients of wood across all of them?

 
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02-11-18, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)  
Glue and pocket screws. ----------

 
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02-11-18, 11:43 AM   #5 (permalink)  
Posted By: pugsl Glue and pocket screws. ----------
How will the pocket screw assist?
The panels on top are only 3/4" thick. Or do you mean to make a cross joist or something underneath?

 
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02-11-18, 11:47 AM   #6 (permalink)  
Pocket screws are for joining 3/4" wood together and make a good strong joint with added wood glue.


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02-11-18, 12:21 PM   #7 (permalink)  
Ok. Then I'm confused how to orient this plus I don't have a pocket jig.
The examples I have are of 2 pieces at right angles like a frame using pocket screws to join. In this seat the support wood is below and the plank above. How do I get a jig aligned over that?
Can I also just drive a 1" screw in at an angle?

 
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02-11-18, 01:57 PM   #8 (permalink)  
Here is a page of jigs. Some are less than 40 dollars. I would not be without mine. Built all kitchen cabinets with one.You clamp jig to board and drill holes. No I dough you could drive screws in a angle and make it work.
https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_9881smdp16_b

 
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