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Blog entry by dan_fash posted 05-04-2015 08:27 PM 891 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Jocks, I’m building a table base very similar to this. My plan is to do a wedged mortise and tennon to connect the upright to the foot, but I’m unsure how to attach the bottom stretcher to the foot, as it will intersect where I’m planning the mortise and tennon. Any thoughts??

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Wally331

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#1 posted 05-05-2015 01:50 AM

when I built mine like that I used what’d I’d call a stopped half-lap with the bottom stretcher. I then used 3 screws to secure it, so the two end bases could disassemble from one another. If dis-assembly is not a factor for you, I’d probably dovetail them in and peg it with a dowel.

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 05:33 AM

Does the half lap or dovetail just lie below the mortise and tenon of the upright connecting to the foot?

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#3 posted 05-06-2015 07:45 PM

I usually offset the wedged mortise and tenon joint so that it is closer to the outside of the leg assembly. That will make room for a mortise to connect the lower rail.

Visually, the table will look just the same as the picture. Just offset the joint towards the outside.

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