I’m building a desk and for the top I’m gluing together 4 boards of quarter sawn white oak. I was going to use a spring joint (I’ve never done one) and I have a question on sequence.
I’ll number the boards 1, 2, 3, 4 and I’ll be gluing them in that sequence. Just to be safe I was going to glue one joint at a time. As I thought about the process I had these questions:
1. Should I create each of the spring joints (i.e. 1&2, 2&3, 3&4) all beforehand (seems that would make the joint making easier) and then glue up pairs.
2. Or… should I create spring joints just for 1&2 and 3&4, glue those sections together, then, once dry, create the joint and glue 2&3.
The reason I ask is, if I choose option 1 and create all the joints first, I wasn’t sure the joint between 2&3 would be changed once the pairs 1&2 and 3&4 were glued.