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Box with 3/4" plywood with screws not joined

Yes of course you can join using screws only if desired. But as you'd see if you look at plywood building advice going way back ;-) adding glue is frequently advised for increasing strength in plywood ...
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Resetting a slipped frame element in a frame-and-panel cabinet door

Converting my Comments to an Answer because the proposed solution worked: Applying short term pressure to the frame doesn’t make it budge. If the glue joints have totally failed sufficient clamp ...
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Strategy for making faux double thick topper

The "best" way is entirely up to you, but here are some things to consider mostly as frame challenges to your plan. Plywood, of any grade or quality, is usually edge banded to hide the plys ...
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Any special considerations for big cabinet doors?

If I was building this, my major concern would be maintaining flatness in the doors. To that end, a few things to pay attention to: stock choice: dry, even grain, free of defects, straight additional ...
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1/2" and 3/4" plywood cabinet - query about length of screws

Did I use screws that were too short? I'd personally be a little concerned they were a tad short, mainly if they were the sole means of fixing (but also in a different context1). As I mentioned in ...
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Do I need a back for a 96"x20"x12" adjustable shelf?

If it's anchored to the wall, nope. Backs on freestanding units serve two functions (arguably three on a bookshelf or dresser), but the one that concerns us here is that backs add rigidity. Without ...
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How can I best fix and reinforce this door that has flat concealed hinges which are misaligned

It wasn't entirely clear what the main issue was here, but from the additional info it appears to be primarily the stripped screw holes and the surrounding damage. Given the material is chipboard/...
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How can I best fix and reinforce this door that has flat concealed hinges which are misaligned

Google “euro cup hinge screw insert“ Drill out the stripped screw holes and put in the inserts. Reattach your hinges. They have a number of adjustments in the x y and z axes, so you should be able to ...
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rail and stile question

Can I...? Sure. It's your door. Is there a reason for this? I have some theories: It's easier to mill one stile for each side than 2 or 3 or 4. There are fewer joints to make - there are 2 for ...
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Should I use pocket holes or I should screw through -I am building an adjustable shelf using 5/8" melamine (96"x20"x12")

Use screws designed for use in particle board. They have a coarse thread and deeper gullets (greater difference between the diameter of the thread and diameter of the shank) to hold better in the ...
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