|Forum topic by Notw||posted 08-07-2015 05:55 PM||570 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-07-2015 05:55 PM
I am working on a walnut dining table for my wife and thought I had the top all figured out. The top is made of a glue up of 3/4” thick walnut and originally I was going to cut 2” all around off the side and glue it under the edge of the top to make it appear thicker using this idea https://wunderwoods.wordpress.com/20...-of-thin-wood/
However, once I cut the ends straight I clamped a piece of the scrap under the end of the table to have it approved and SWMBO says that it is not thick enough for her liking, so back to the drawing board i went.
So the new idea is to cut a 2-1/2” strip all the way around at a 45degree angle and fold this strip down 90 degrees to make the table appear 2-1/2” thick. Then behind this vertical strip I would use a 1-3/4” tall x 3/4” thick filler strip to add strength to the 45 degree miter joint. So is this a good idea or a bad idea? is there a simpler or better solution?
I made a small mockup of what i’m thinking just to look at it, the top would not have the 45degree line that the mockup has, it would all run linear.