In either 2 weeks or 4 months, I will be building aquarium stands for my wife (2 55 gal stands to start out). While she is deciding the urgency of the project, I am researching construction options.
I intend to use a basic cabinet style, however, it will be finished on all sides, instead of nailed to a wall. I will also be making arched, raised panel doors for the front - possibly with drawers underneath.
I have watched Marc Sommerfeld's "Cabinetmaking Made Easy" and "Arched Raised Panels Made Easy" videos. He makes it looks easy.
1. He uses tongue and groove on his cabinets. He claims they fit together better as a result? Good idea?
2. In addition to glue, he pocket holes the joints. Overkill? It looks like it makes it easier to keep working without clamping and waiting for glue to dry.
Unless someone convinces me otherwise, I'm planning to follow his methods since I can easily reference the videos in between shop times.