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Forum topic by BalsaWood posted 02-17-2018 08:33 AM 360 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BalsaWood

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02-17-2018 08:33 AM

Is it possible to use cross grain joinery with narrow pieces (~2 inches wide, 3/4 inches thick) without the piece of furniture exploding? I am looking to add a triangle connected to both a leg and a rail.


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#1 posted 02-17-2018 12:40 PM

Absolutely. Otherwise mortise and tenon joints wouldn’t work, nor would lap or half-lap joints or even dowel joints. Up to about at least four inches there’s no no problem.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#2 posted 02-17-2018 06:44 PM

Ditto

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