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#1 posted 07-19-2010 05:34 PM

Let me add that there are several ways to deal with wood movement, but I think DaveR’s suggestion is probably the best way to do it.

If you want a simpler approach, there are metal L-brackets that you could attach to the apron with screws. The top of the L would have a slot so that wood could move.

If you want to keep this project simple, you could attach the apron to the legs with pocket holes on the inside. A mortise and tenon joint would be more traditional and probably stronger, but pocket holes in hard wood are pretty solid.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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