|Forum topic by Muzhik||posted 12-04-2010 05:48 AM||2717 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
12-04-2010 05:48 AM
I’m working on my nightstands now to match the bed I built over a year ago and posted here. I’m doing the corners of the tabletop frames with a somewhat complicated joint. I put this one together today as a test piece to dial in the jig I made and just to be sure I could do it.
Of course I’m not vane enough to think I invented a new joint – I’ve just never seen one quite like it and dont’ know if there’s a name for it. If I were to take a stab, I’d call it a mitered and pegged finger joint.
The reason I’m going to this trouble is that I move back and forth overseas every few years (active duty military). My last move from California to Germany wreaked havoc on some plain miter joints in my living room furniture. I could have just done splined miters, but I decided to go this route for the challenge, and so that I could incorporate a little purple heart with the pins (and actually have them functional).
The actual joints in the night stands will be tighter and not blown out (I hope, anyway). I’m making those out of curly maple with purple heart pegs.