08/19/2012 Edit: Just to avoid any confusion – I didn’t end up using this concept for the bench storage…..the actual storage post follows this one…...Some day these pieces will be finished into something…...maybe. Jeff
So today I started on the under bench cabinets – this starting point is sort of inspired by superdav’s post here. I like the cube design….....but wanted to make it different somehow…
I remembered reading about a 3 way miter joint and found a FWW article on the subject.
Also have a bunch of this 5/4” soft maple in precut lengths of ~20”.........so this is the stating point….all stock must be square, in this case 1-1/8”...
Next two photos are my setup piece for the mortising machine – note only the setup piece needs to be marked out…..the first photo shows the 5/8” spacer between the stop to establish one end and the other photo is just the stop for the other end….
At some point you need to reverse the stop to do the rest of the mortises.
I forgot to photograph the miter cuts, but here is a shot of the loose tenons, it takes 3 per corner:
Here is a glimpse of how the corner goes together:
And here is dry fit of the frame:
No glue or assembly yet – just a frame….got to think about the next step…...I am kind of amazed at how nice the corners are coming out and it’s really not a difficult process…..just takes a bit time!
Thanks for looking!
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA