Please give me your thoughts on this design question. I’m designing a dictionary stand in the style of Greene & Greene in solid cherry wood. The lid of the desk/stand will be 5/8″ thick with bread board ends. My question is this: would it enhance the design if the bottom which is also 5/8″ thick if it was built with breadboard ends?
From a structural point of view it would help with the wood movement problem. I have seen a few boxes and chests with cracked bottoms caused by wood shrinkage.
The stand is 21″ x 18″.
I have spent a lot of time looking but cannot find an example of this approach to solid wood bottoms.
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