|Forum topic by tool_junkie||posted 04-26-2012 04:22 PM||4695 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-26-2012 04:22 PM
I would like to build two “dovetailed or box-joint tables” like in the following images:
You can see in the pictures how the three planks are joined using box joints (pic1) and dovetails (pic2). My tables will be similar but will be the same height.
The main question I have is this: is dovetail a good joint to use for such a table? Or would a box joint be better?
How about dovetail keys as the joinery? Which of these is stronger, faster and easier? By the way, I have no experience with either type of joinery and don’t currently own dovetail bits.
As far as the wood goes, I am thinking of using some cheap 1.5” thick wood as a test piece first.
Would highly appreciate your help.