Re: 2 methods of build a coffer
- You can also do a modified approach. Build the basic framing as one unit. Then make the cuts to separate it but don't completely cut through all the sides. Leave a several inches long tab of wood in the center of the sides to hold the domed top in place.
Put your curved pieces on the top. Then finish the separation of the top and bottom by sawing through the tabs.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Scot Eddy wrote:
> I want to make a curved lid coffer for a friend. Would it be better to build the box and lid separately or should I build it in one piece and cut the lid off as I would a cubical box?
> If I do them separately I can clamp and glue the curved wood more efficiently, but with the one piece construction the lid and box are the same size and fit better.
> Grace and Peace,