|Forum topic by Opsis||posted 12-20-2015 02:37 AM||2077 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
12-20-2015 02:37 AM
I’m building an oddly shape table that will be used as a kitchen bar. 8 ft long, 36 in tall, 16 in wide.
The legs are 5/4” birch panels that span the width of the table top (also 5/4”) for a design of clean lines. To keep a clean boxy look I’d like to join the legs to the table top with miter joints splined with dovetails, similar to this example from http://stephenevansfurniture.com/custom-table-portfolio/
The example above shows a dovetail splined miter joint used for a coffee table or bench. My table will have much taller legs, and thus a longer lever arm to apply stress to joint. I plan on running a steel stretcher connecting the two legs.
I love the look of the joint, but is it strong enough for this application? This is my first table project, so appreciate any comments or suggestions!