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Forum topic by Gavel posted 05-17-2017 02:42 PM 1325 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gavel

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05-17-2017 02:42 PM

What’s the name for a “teepee joint,” where you put four legs in a pyramid shape and joined them at the top around a center post like this: https://tinyurl.com/mkremmx

Has anybody else ever seen it? Is there a common name for it? Thanks!

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#1 posted 05-17-2017 05:32 PM

FYI, page won’t load on mobile

To make it simpler. To me it looks like a pinned scarf joint.
(the forum will not let me post more than 2 pictures for some reason)

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 05-17-2017 08:40 PM

Thanks! Has this kind of structure been around for awhile? For example, has anybody here built something like this with a 4-way scarf joint?

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#3 posted 05-17-2017 08:50 PM

Might also check out the king post in a wooden Gazebo’s roof, where all the rafters meet up.

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#4 posted 05-18-2017 01:16 AM

I’ve made scarf joints but not a four way. Very common joint though. Technically it may not be a scarf joint but I don’t know what else to call it.

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#5 posted 05-18-2017 02:35 PM

i see a lot of pedestal display stands use this method

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