|Forum topic by BinghamtonEd||posted 06-23-2015 01:36 PM||627 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-23-2015 01:36 PM
So my wife sends me an e-mail yesterday from work, requesting a table. She is a teacher, and it’s not like the school is going to give her money for one, so this is usually where I come in.
She wants a table 72” long, 22” deep, and 36” high. She would like a lower shelf as well, but only want it to be half as deep, basically the back half will be a shelf and the front half will be open (see picture below).
All aprons are 2.5” tall and made of 3/4” stock. The top aprons will be mortised and drawbored into the legs, pretty straightforward. The bottom rear, and side, stretchers will be the same. The bottom front stretcher needs to be set back, so the front of the bottom is open. My idea is to use a wedged tenon to attach it to the side stretchers. If they are 2.5” tall, and the tenon is cut to be 1” tall, would I need to place the wedges one the sides of the tenon to avoid splitting the side stretcher, or would the top and bottom still be OK?
The first picture shows the top-down design of the lower stretchers, and the second shows a front view of how I plan to join the front stretcher to the side stretchers. I’ll apologize right now for my MS paint skills.
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