|Forum topic by jred||posted 11-17-2009 10:51 PM||1840 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-17-2009 10:51 PM
I’m hoping to find some advice for this crib design i’m working on. The ends will be rasied panels and the front and back sections will be made of verticle slats spaced about an 1 1/2 or 2” apart. I’m trying to figure out the best way to mount these vertical rails.
The problem i anticipate with mortises and tenons is that the tenon would be relatively thin (too thin?) on a 3/8” thick slat. Is this true?
The other thing i have contemplated is routing 3/8” mortises in the horizontal rails and rounding the edges of the slats so that the whole slat fits in the mortise. This has potential to look bad, as there is no cheek to cover up a slightly disfigured mortise.
Anyone have any suggestions?