|Project by pintodeluxe||posted 09-13-2012 07:20 AM||7012 views||57 times favorited||27 comments|
Here is my Twin Tenon Arts and Crafts dining table. The design is my own, and it was inspired by the work of Kevin Rodel. The table is 74” long x 42” wide, and features breadboard ends with walnut accents. The visual focus of the table is the twin keyed tenons. One distinctive detail on the table is that the wedge shaped keys are mirror images. They actually intersect as they are driven in. I got the idea from an old Limbert table that used a wedge shaped key which extended to become a corbel as well. The long arched rails are connected with tertiary construction. In other words the rails do not connect to the legs (primary construction), or to the cross rails (secondary construction), but rather connect to the spindles (tertiary construction). For this reason I made the spindles 1-1/4” thick for a solid connection. The breadboard ends are mounted with 2” long tenons, and are secured with screws and slotted holes. The walnut buttons conceal the screws and add a decorative touch to the otherwise simple top. The cross rails attach to the legs with mortise and tenons, and are draw-bored with square walnut pegs.
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