|Forum topic by Douglas Krueger||posted 02-14-2010 03:44 PM||4636 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-14-2010 03:44 PM
I am about to venture into a new project of building our new son a heirloom bedroom set. The hope is that I can complete the project by the time he grows into it. Seeing that he is only 7 weeks old, time is still on my side.
In am effort to keep my soul and projects as near to 100% wood as I can, is there any known method of fabricating a strong and long lasting wood connector for bed rails. The selected wood is Thai Pradue which is relatively hard, similar to maple. Initial thoughts were using some type of over sized vertical sliding dovetail. The vertical strength of the joint should be sufficient but I have reservations about the lateral strength if the foot-board was moved Independent of the headboard.
Any ideas or leads would be appreciated
-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles