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Do you hotmelt your backs in place?8/12
So here's the question:
For those of you who use a 3/4" carcass, with a 1/4" back inserted into a groove; Do you hotmelt your backs in the groove?
Some people I speak with feel the glue is what adds rigidity to the cabinet. We screw through the top of the back, into the rear nailer, which seems to help a lot.
For what it's worth, we screw the back in place while it's in the case clamp, nice and square.
What do you do?
Yes we do hot melt the back in while it is in the case clamp. It helps with squareness and rigidity.
Thanks Dan. Are you screwing the back in place as well? Is it a fully captured back, or slide in from the top?
We slide them in from the top, drive them forward, staple them in at an angle with short staples and then hot melt it in for the final while it is still in the case clamp. We build frameless cabinets and dowel them together and have been doing it this way since the 80's with no problem.
We don't hot melt. Base Cabinets get screwed through top & bottom nailers. Upper cabinets just get screwed through the top and set into a dado in the bottom. The bottom nailer then has some glue applied between the back face of the back and the nailer. Never had an issue with square. We could probably be more rigid with hot melt but never felt the need.
Good poll questions. Keep them coming. See you next Thursday.
Thanks for the feedback. I'm thinking that the hot melt would be over processing (a lean waste) for us. Looking forward to seeing you Thursday as well.
We use hot melt in each corner and one 3" on each side. Panels dropped in, screwed through nailer while in case clamp. The hot melt is probably over kill. What it may do is force the panel forward and eliminate any visible gap. 9/32" bit for back.