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Old 12-20-2011, 10:42 AM   #1
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I am VERY new at this but I was wondering what is the best way to attach stackable wood crosses together? I think nails or screws would be best but of course I do not want them to be seen. So maybe wood glue? What is the most reliable way of doing this?

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Parts have a tendency to slide when gluing. I would drive in two small finishing nails into the lower cross and cut the head off, about 1/8" proud of the surface. Dry fit the parts, then glue and clamp.

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What is a stackable wood cross and what are they used for?
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The best way would be a half lap joint and then glue. If you don't have the tool you could use screws from the back side. It also depends on how big they are
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I'm guessing:
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If that's the case just glue them together, lay them flat and weight it down to dry or the best is to just clamp it if you have clamps. But it would look cool to have the top one sit up a hair making a shadow, make small spacers for inbetween, it can be glued the same way

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What would be even cooler would be to space them about 1/4" apart, and from the backside, drill holes and inset some tiny LED's between each layer... maybe two different colors to create backlighting.... or three different colors if you backlighted the larger base unit too.

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