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10-16-2012 01:05 PM

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Hi, I wish to make a flower box with slanted sides using various mortise and tenon techniques. Can anyone help me please as to how I should go about it. I can’t work out all angles on the joints to make a perfect fit.Do I make sense to anyone?

-- Farhad

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 01:59 PM

How big? With smaller, shallow ones I’d probably make them with 2-by construction lumber and then saw the tapers later. For larger ones, I’m not sure why M&T comes into play unless the sides are rail/stile with floating panels? With solid panels I’d just use half-laps or tongue & groove.

If you did use rail and stile panels, then I be inclined to only use slanted sides for the lengths, keeping the shape of the planter more like a trough. That way, you aren’t dealing with compound cuts for the M&T on the ends and you could just cut the tenons first and shape the mortises later directly by dry fitting them together. Or, you could just use floating tenons.

Anyway, I thought I post to give this a good bump. Perhaps, a picture would help with what you are trying to do?

-- jay,

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 03:42 PM

Thanks a lot J for taking time. It’s a good feeling to find people care . Ur answer wasn’t what I was looking for but it did make me think a lot. Guess found the way. Maybe i’ll post after I finished building it.

-- Farhad

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