|Project by steve6678||posted 11-04-2012 11:50 PM||2346 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
I had wrote a thread about joining two 1 1/4” x 7 3/4” pieces of hard maple to complete a foot board, several comments were to just buy a long enough board, and that is the correct thing to do, but I like a challange, and it was fun, so I joined the two, in a half lap, with accent strips (feature it, don’t hide it) of Cherry and through 1/2” dowell pins. If anyone doubts the strength of this joint, that’s cool, it’s your opinion, but…It’s tough as nails. I got a lot of slack (well…comments to just go buy a long enough board) for trying this, and I did it anyways, I am glad I did…there is also 4 pocket screws on the back of it with Maple plugs, barely visible, it’s the back anyways, and it’s my families bed so I got away with this joinery, ha
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