I'm building a table for a friend who just got a new egg. I know my way around the workshop but have never built a cabinet out of solid wood before. Usually my cabinets are built with plywood boxes and solid ace frames.
I'm building the table out of white oak. The left side will be open for the egg, but the right side will be enclosed to have a drawer and cabinet doors. The front of the cabinet will be a large face frame. That part is easy. The sides need to be made out of solid wood. Should I do the sides with splines and screw to the frame from the inside, or should I glue up a panel and slide it into a frame? Is prefer the latter, but I'm affraid the wood will split over time with the movement of the wood.