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Forum topic by JK1972 posted 03-03-2016 10:33 PM 1045 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2016 10:33 PM

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I have been asked to make this table for a friend. How do I make the “Y” joint with the 4×4 supports at the bottom of this table?

Thanks for any suggestions or advice,


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#1 posted 03-03-2016 11:35 PM

The pic doesn’t show the joint clearly, but this one might work for you. HTH

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 11:39 PM

I dont think so, I dont see a joint there at all, not like the pics Aand C style posted which you have only 30 seconds to look at.

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#3 posted 03-04-2016 03:09 AM

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#4 posted 03-04-2016 05:55 AM


An approach to simplify the joinery is to cut rabbets on the top and bottom surfaces of the 4” x 4” stretchers at the joining ends, perhaps ¾” deep, creating tenons. Then cut two wide ¾” thick pieces to the outline of the three stretches. The ¾” profiled pieces would then fit into the top and bottom rabbets. The ¾” profiled pieces could then be flushed up with the stretchers. The grain direction of the top inlayed ¾” stock would be orientated perpendicular to the grain direction of the bottom inlayed ¾” pieces – for strength. The gap in the butt cuts on the tenoned ends of the stretchers would be concealed by the top and bottom ¾” inlays.

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#5 posted 03-04-2016 08:59 AM

There’s this method:

3-way Stool Joint

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#6 posted 03-09-2016 10:27 AM

Join the triangular legs with a triangular block.

Equilateral triangle 60 degree corners, thick block.

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