|Forum topic by Jeremydg||posted 08-30-2016 04:41 PM||239 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-30-2016 04:41 PM
I’m working on a project for a client and I’m running into a little bit of a wall. I’m trying to make a bench that will primarily be used for seating with cylindrical legs that splay out a few degrees, like this:
My first thought was to attach a block that was about 1” thick to the underside of the bench top, drill holes about 3/4” into the blocks at about 15 degrees, then glue the legs in. I went ahead and built it that way, tested it out, the block started cracking between the two legs (not right away, but it wouldn’t hold up to normal use, I’m sure).
I can’t seem to find an ideal way to do this after pretty extensive searching. Is this just a design that’s not really going to work without some major changes? Or do any of you know a common way of doing this off the top of your head?
Most of my work up to this point has been focused on cabinets and other things that are all pretty square. This whole angle/circle thing seems to be throwing me for a loop.
Thanks a lot for any help you can give!