Create a strong panel from several narrow boards using edge joints.
Edge joints create a panel from several narrow boards. The result is stronger and more resistant to splitting and warping than a single wide piece of wood.
With all edges perfectly square, lay the boards on equally spaced bar clamps. Adjust them for visual appeal, then mark with a pencil for later realignment.
Turn all but the first board on edge. Apply a thin, even coat of woodworking glue to one edge of each joint with a small brush. Be sure board edges are completely coated.
Align boards on the bottom clamps. Place scrap wood between the clamps and workpiece. Tighten clamps. Turn over the workpiece and clamp. Leave clamped until glue dries.
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