Cases IV- Pedestal Construction

We've moved onto some basic construction for the exhibit. Two existing cases required pedestal mounts to give them proper height. We wanted the black stripe present on all cases, so the height was measured accordingly. For the pedestals, we've opted to use MDF which is heavy (to avoid tipping) and takes most finishes quite well. It's also relatively cheap when compared to nice Baltic birch plywood.

Ensure that high-strength carpenters glue is used to provide a good bond.

After all the pieces were cut, I decided to use a locking mitre bit on the router table to give a better bond and more surface area for the glue to stick to.

Once the pieces were dry fit, we clamped everything in place then slide out one side at a time, applying glue to all contact surfaces, then tightening the clamps and allowing to set for at least 30 minutes before moving. Its a good idea to use corner templates to ensure a square box.

Our two cases all glued up. All in all, I am quite happy with the results. A little sanding and wood filler and they'll be ready for primer and paint. -Grant.