|Forum topic by rance||posted 11-30-2012 06:12 AM||5391 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-30-2012 06:12 AM
Folks, I have purchased a lot of wood this last two weeks. Some of which will be used for a natural-edge table top. I’ve seen pictures of many of these. Of the ones I’ve seen, a LOT of them seem to have a hidden attachment. Most likely a mortise & tennon attachment.
My table top will be approx. 20×26 x 2” thick. I have to admit, M&T is not my strong suit. Fact is, I simply have not needed them in the woodworking I’ve done. I want this leg to fit very solid. I’ve seen the designs where there is a hidden wedge. Those are a one-shot thing. Maybe not the best joint for my skill level. Is this my only choice for a solid connection?
In addition, any suggestions as to a leg design? I’m guessing that a natural stump of some kind might look best, but I’m all for a more contemporary leg/base for it.
Anyone that can give me some first-hand advice on this would be truely appreciated. Thank you all.
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