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Brian Anderson - UBWoodman

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05-15-2018 06:31 PM

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Hello, I have a customer who wants me to build a table similar to the photos. Does anyone know how the legs and top would be joined to make a sturdy table? It looks like the outside of table is just clad in reclaimed wood. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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avsmusic1

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#1 posted 05-15-2018 06:51 PM

Large dowels or loose tenons / dominos are your best bet

I suppose you could also hide a metal L bracket

How long of a table?

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#2 posted 05-15-2018 06:56 PM

I am thinking maybe 4 or 4 1/2 feet long 33” to 40” tall. I’ll build for her space but I just want to the joinery right.

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BFamous

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#3 posted 05-15-2018 09:58 PM

those pics show that table is definitely not solid wood. looks like a 1/8” veneer nailed on. which, if you’re going that route you can use any joinery you wish on the corners as it will be hidden by the veneer.

Given there is no option for a stretcher between the bottom of the legs, or braces at the top, I would probably lean to hiding strong metal brackets under the veneer.

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#4 posted 05-15-2018 10:22 PM

What dimension lumber do you plan to use? I’ve seen a few tables and benches like that, with thicker stock, where they hand cut large dovetails. Looked pretty awesome to me. See below as an example.

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#5 posted 05-16-2018 07:33 PM



those pics show that table is definitely not solid wood. looks like a 1/8” veneer nailed on. which, if you re going that route you can use any joinery you wish on the corners as it will be hidden by the veneer.

Given there is no option for a stretcher between the bottom of the legs, or braces at the top, I would probably lean to hiding strong metal brackets under the veneer.

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I was thinking it would be a structure covered with pallet or reclaimed wood, basically the same concept. I just want the two joins to be strong. Thanks for the feedback.

-- http://www.ubwoodman.com

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Brian Anderson - UBWoodman

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#6 posted 05-16-2018 07:35 PM



What dimension lumber do you plan to use? I ve seen a few tables and benches like that, with thicker stock, where they hand cut large dovetails. Looked pretty awesome to me. See below as an example.

- BeardedDog

Thanks, I am thinking more of a three box finger joints with dowels in maybe 6/4 poplar then covered in a reclaimed wood may do the trick.

-- http://www.ubwoodman.com

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enazle

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#7 posted 05-22-2018 08:23 PM

So that looks like applied barnwood. So I would build a frame with 3/4” Shop grade birch plywood using a rabbit joint. You might want to screw a couple L brackets on each end then clad it with barnwood like they did. Dado the barnwood to cover the L brackets, your finished thickness should end up close to 2 1/4” which looks about what is in the pics.

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