The construction is simple dowel-and-glue, two dowels per edge with wood glue along the whole edge to make sure the dowels don't slip. The wood came prelaminated which is a time saver but isn't with out issues; when you cut the boards you end up with a raw, unlaminated edge. To fix this you can buy the laminate in thin strips and apply it yourself on the cut edges.
- Check the sizes of laminate strips available and match your board thickness to that. The laminate didn't come in the size i needed so I had to trim all the edges after applying it.
- If you are going for squares remember that half of the pieces will need to be cut shorter by 2 times the thickness of your board, or all of them by 1 times the thickness if you want a iris sort of look. Also remember the board thickness when deciding on final size. The affect is different depending on whether you are setting the inside or outside dimensions.
- Get yourself a doweling jig, this will save you hours of measuring and prevent the need for re-drilling due to holes that are off axis or misaligned.
- Long boards - 14" x 9.75" x .625"
- Short boards (And Shelves) - 12.75" x 9.75" x .625"