|Forum topic by bbasiaga||posted 08-18-2016 03:09 AM||1211 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
08-18-2016 03:09 AM
So I’m planning a project to make some side tables that will have a deep drawer. The way I have it drawn up, the side apron (that holds the front and back legs together at the top, will be about 8” tall. I’d planned to do mortise and tenon construction here, but I’ve read in another thread that a tenon longer than about 3” is doomed to explode at some point in the future.
So how can I execute this joint? Should I make a 3” wide tenon in the middle of the 8” piece and use just that to hold it together? Two shorter tenons, one a the top and one at the bottom, with the middle open? Should I be looking at another type of joint all together?
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