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Skinney Leg Chair Joinery what options?

11-10-2013 05:08 PM by Jim | 4 comments »

I am making some bar stools for the eating bar at our kitchen island. I have a dilemma about joinery. At the top of the leg where it joins the cross piece (in a table it’s called the apron … not sure if thats what it’s called in a chair) the leg is 1.5” square. If I connect the apron with mortise and tendon joints they intersect. Here are the options I’ve considered: 1. Shallow tenons (3/4”) but I doubt these would be strong enough. 2. Sliding dovetails but these too will intersect. I can make them just slightly less deep and keep them clear of each other. Is this a viable joint for a chair leg to rail. 3. I was considering dowels but I don...

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