|Forum topic by jkay||posted 09-06-2015 02:44 AM||637 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-06-2015 02:44 AM
Hello, I am building a desk and the legs and skirt are going to be walnut. Legs are 3.75”x3.75” and the skirt is 1” thick and 6” wide. I was going to use Mortise and Tennons for joints but after finding new drill press won’t work with my old Mortising kit and I don’t have the extra $ at the time to buy a new one I’m left doing something different.
So my question is if I want to use Dowels instead should I use .75” dowels or .5” dowels? Also how long should the dowels be? My main concern is that my top is very heavy. I am using a 3” thick maple bowling lane as my top.
I will send the link to my plans. These are very similar to my plans but I have made a few adjustments such as the length and width of the total desk as well as height. http://jenwoodhouse.com/plans/DIY-ehlers-desk.pdf
Your thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated.