|Forum topic by DragonLady||posted 03-07-2010 11:17 PM||1574 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
03-07-2010 11:17 PM
I’m in the process of making a workbench right now, that is mostly a modification of the popular and simple Holtzapffel design.
My issue right now is that my bench will need to be able to be broken down for transport/moving, since I’m making it in the basement, and I know i’m not dying in this house :)
In the original design, the top is attached to the base with M&T joints, usually drawbored together. Would leaving out the drawbore weaken the joint too much? I’d like to be able to just set the top on the tenons of the legs, and leave them dry fit, so the top could be lifted up and off.
If I leave the top to “float” on the base, should I add some additional stretchers on the legs to stiffen them a bit more?
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