Side table construction
Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:57 PM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:01 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:23 AM
I am building some side tables and would like to place a lower shelf attached to the tappered legs. Just wondering what people think is the best joinery in this situation.
The best joinery is almost always a mortise and tennon, tt will depend on the design of course. If you are going to put the shelf on some rails that attach to the legs, I would create the mortises before you taper the legs. They will be much easier to cut square to the shelf's plane then after the legs are tapered. Then it a simple matter of matching the tennons' shoulder to the angle of the leg.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:35 PM
Photos of a table I built like this are here: http://www.godetfurniture.com/?p=275