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Forum topic by grimesbum posted 01-22-2012 04:33 AM 975 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2012 04:33 AM

Hello all,

This is my first post here, I have ghosted for a while and have enjoyed reading posts & tips.

I just started woodworking about a year ago & I’ve finished a TV stand, bed, sofa table, and soon finishing up a blanket chest. For these projects I’ve used plans that I’ve purchased online but for my next project I want to make something I can’t find plans for.

If you visit you will see what I want to build next.

It seems pretty straightforward; a basic case attached to 4 legs. My question is—how did they attach the legs? The 4 items on the corners that look like through tenons are not through tenons. The company that sells this told me so but didn’t want to provide any more details or pictures than what is on the site.

Since all of the case weight will be on these legs I assume I can’t just glue it so that leaves either screwing the legs on from the inside of the case or notching the legs & screwing/gluing. Am I missing something??

Thanks in advance for any help or guidance.


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#1 posted 01-22-2012 04:41 AM

those legs are part of the corner posts. Zoom the picture and you can see that they are one piece top to bottom.

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 04:54 AM

Thanks for the reply. They look offset to me like they are two pieces.

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 05:32 AM

Hi Chris
That’s a pretty nice design I can see why you would like to make it. It looks like the front and the back legs are part of what I would call face frames. That makes the piece much easier to make . I didn’t see what size it is but the face frame part with the legs on it could be attached with something as easy as pocket screws or for a larger size I’d use biscuits,dowels or best yet M&T joinery. The side panels look like typical frame and panel construction.

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