|Forum topic by newwoodbutcher||posted 09-11-2015 06:47 PM||426 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
09-11-2015 06:47 PM
I’m building a work bench for myself. The top will be 4”- 4 1/2” thick Ash,the legs and stretchers will be made from a section of re-purposed hard maple bowling ally lane. The approximate size of the legs will be (depending on the available material) 5 1/2” x 3 -4” . I’m thinking I’ll use through tenons to attach the legs to the top. Draw-bored (3/8”) and wedged (Overkill, I know) and Draw-bored Mortise and Tenon joints for the 2”x6” stretchers.
I also have quite a bit of left over scraps from a solid Hickory hardwood floor installation.
I’ve only heard of people using Oak for Draw-bored pins. Question, will hickory pegs work as well as Oak?