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Forum topic by Matt posted 03-26-2012 02:06 AM 4841 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Matt

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03-26-2012 02:06 AM

I have started to build large dining tables for some local customers with some success. Usually in the 6-10 foot range. They are quite substantial with 5 in turned legs and 1.5” thick tops for the most part. I have some customers who are not local and I must figure out a way to ship furniture to them. I am wondering what is the best way to build a table that can be packed and then assembled by the customer.

In the past I have pegged a mortise and tenon leg and apron. It takes me a long time to mortise and tenon since I haven’t made a “pantorouter” yet, and it doesn’t come apart. Is there a way to skip the mortise and tenon leg-apron all-together? Something that is very sturdy and fast? The best solution I have is a hanger bolted leg and corner braces. I don’t want to sacrifice quality, but I can’t ship my tables in 1 piece. Freight is expensive.


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#1 posted 03-26-2012 05:28 AM

Matt,

Use hanger bolts. Fast, sturdy, and easy. Go here to see what I’m talking about. http://www.finewoodworking.com/PlansAndProjects/PlansAndProjectsPDF.aspx?id=2461

Make more stuff and send me some of the money——That’ll work someday.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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