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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 02-16-2018 01:09 PM 273 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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02-16-2018 01:09 PM

Hi Guys,

I have a little roadblock we’ll in my head anyway. I am making a mission style end table and I’m at the point of installing the bottom shelf.

I’m not sure what method to secure I used to just put a few pocket holes but I don’t want to do that since I used mostly traditional m&t joints and don’t want to screw through the top

I also need to allow for wood movement

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”


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augsburgere

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#1 posted 02-16-2018 01:31 PM

dowels in the shelf rest and an over sized hole in the bottom of the shelf would allow for movement but keep the shelf from coming off the the rest is how i did mine

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Firewood

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#2 posted 02-16-2018 01:31 PM

You could use a couple z clips on each end to hold it down. A biscuit joiner will make the grooves needed in the strechers.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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EugdOT

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#3 posted 02-16-2018 01:39 PM

Z clips would be easiest

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#4 posted 02-16-2018 02:27 PM

Thanks guys I just went with sloppy holes and oversized the holes the screw went through allowing for lateral movement

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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