Leg joinery for live edge walnut slab table

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Forum topic by Ropelie posted 01-30-2016 08:54 PM 407 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2016 08:54 PM

I just started building a table from a design my sawyer showed me. This is featuring black walnut slabs from a tree my grandfather planted when my father was just born. Since he has passed we harvested the tree before selling the house and are building legacy furniture out of it.

I am seeking advice on attacking the single leg to the 12/4 table base. The single leg will be three 8/4 pieces glued together and shaped. I have attached the picture of the table I based the design off of.

I’m not even sure the name of the joint. The closest joint it resembles is probably a bridal joint? Currently planning on cutting a dado out of the base and the leg and simply gluing with some screws for reinforcement. Do you guys think theirs enough long grain to long grain with this method?

I am open for suggestions because I want this to be the right decision!

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and a picture of the base wood before glue up
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I felt a little bad cutting these down to length. My helper did the cleanup from jointing.
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#1 posted 01-30-2016 09:22 PM

Cross Lap Joint with a big lag screw right up the center, you will probably use the same technique for the table top supports.

-- PJ

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