|Forum topic by leftcoaster||posted 06-11-2016 05:46 PM||377 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-11-2016 05:46 PM
SWMBO would like a small desk with just a top and shelf underneath where others would have put a drawer.
I had previously made these nightstands (http://www.minwax.com/wood-projects/pdfs/advanced-project-bedside-table.pdf) without the drawer and with just a single shelf, and she likes them a lot.
For the desk, the shelf should be enclosed on sides and back. So I would use the same scheme as in the plans linked above—long mortises in the legs and a panel sharing the mortise between tenoned apron and stretcher.
I need a way to attach the shelf so that it is part of the overall enclosure under the table top. A glued up panel seems like a bad idea here because the shelf will be trapped on three sides by the stretcher and so prone to expansion problems.
What sort of design could work in this situation?