|Forum topic by Andrew S.||posted 10-06-2015 02:19 AM||539 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
10-06-2015 02:19 AM
I’m new to this, both the forum and woodworking. I’ve built a bookcase (floor to ceiling with diamond shaped cubbies), but that’s it.
I’ve decided to build this table: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,20438427,00.html
The wood isn’t cheap, so I don’t want to experiment and ruin it. I’m starting slow, and I’m on Step 3 (http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/step/0,,20438427_20870497,00.html), but I’m a little confused and I’m hoping someone with more experience could shed some light.
The instructions indicate to “[drive] 3-inch deck screws through the top corners of the corbel and into the post’. I’m not sure what they mean by the “top cornes of the corbel”.
Also, once I’ve done the 5/8” hole in the corbel at a 45 degree angle, and I put the 3/8” lag screw in will I be able to sink the lag screw in far enough that it isn’t protruding from the bottom?
Sorry for the stupid questions, but as I said, I don’t want to ruin the wood with experimenting because of vague instructions. I do have some extra wood at home to experiment on, but I’m hoping for some tips.