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Forum topic by Elmerfudd posted 01-17-2017 04:10 PM 516 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Elmerfudd

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01-17-2017 04:10 PM

Hey Guys, This is my first post. Im doing a live edge bench and cant decide how i want to mount the legs on it yet. The top is a live edge slab then each leg is also a smaller slab. Im not sure the name so i attached a photo of the style. Im leaning towards a wedge tenon but am concerned about racking and the tenons not looking good with the slab. Would a mortise 3/4 of the way through the slab be better? or maybe dowels? I took a snapshot of a sketchup drawing of what im thinking as well as photos of the slab. the smaller slab will be cut down into the legs.

Thanks guys!!!!

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#1 posted 01-17-2017 05:42 PM

I would build a trestle.

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 05:47 PM

You’re idea of wedged tenons could work but you need to rotate the kerfs & wedges 90° from how you have them pictured to avoid splitting the slab.

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#3 posted 01-17-2017 05:55 PM

live edge is so yesterday

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#4 posted 01-17-2017 05:55 PM


You re idea of wedged tenons could work but you need to rotate the kerfs & wedges 90° from how you have them pictured to avoid splitting the slab.

- bigblockyeti

Plus one on that, the diagram shows an incorrect orientation of the wedged tenons.

Would a mortise 3/4 of the way through the slab be better?

No, it would not be stronger than wedged tenons.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Elmerfudd

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#5 posted 01-17-2017 08:05 PM

Okay thanks! ill rotate the wedges then.


live edge is so yesterday

- gargey

Well damn, I had the idea yesterday so I guess i’m a day late.

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#6 posted 01-18-2017 02:39 AM

Yes on the wedged tenons and yes on the 3/4 through tenons. Start the wedges into the tenons and drive the tenons into the mortises. With a good glue the tenons will be locked into the mortises and there will be no showing of the joints, just a clean benchtop.

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#7 posted 01-18-2017 05:30 PM



Yes on the wedged tenons and yes on the 3/4 through tenons. Start the wedges into the tenons and drive the tenons into the mortises. With a good glue the tenons will be locked into the mortises and there will be no showing of the joints, just a clean benchtop.

- papadan

Hmm. Never thought about wedging blind mortises. Pretty crafty papadan!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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