Solid wood carcase construction using the Domino Joiner
Hello, I’ve been woodworking for 30 years on and off as a hobby building every thing from kitchen cabinets to chest of drawers. Recently, I purchased a Domino Joiner and decided to build a TV stand out of Honduras Mahagony for my family room. I was in a bit of a hurry to set up my new wide screen TV so, I didn’t put a lot of design thought into the project. However, now that I’m committed to build a similar cabinet for my son, I thougth I might ask a question about appropriate glue joints with the Domino Joiner.
The first carcase I built was 18″ deep by 60″ long and 22″ high and the mahogany finished up about 1″ thick. I butt joined the Top and bottom to the sides using a row of 8 domino tenons I also had a center “H” section that was butt joined to the top and bottom. The cabinet had a 1/2″ ply back set into a rabbit that was glued in place. The doors slide in a slot cut into the bottom and top with a design I read about on Fine Woodworking.
My question is; Since the side to top and bottom joints are long grain to end grain glue joints will they hold up over time? The Domino Joiner was certinely fast but, should I have cut multiple mortise and tenon joints so that I had more long grain to long grain glue joints?