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Forum topic by Jordan_0519 posted 01-28-2013 12:15 AM 768 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jordan_0519

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01-28-2013 12:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question joining

I’ve been drawing up a sketchup doc on this cabinet for a future build. Anyone have any ideas on a good joint for attaching the feet to the bottom panel?

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 12:30 AM

mortise and tenon the legs, or glue and screw. Not really many more options.

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 01:02 AM

Looks like the front feet are joined by a stretcher. You could
dovetail the stretcher into the front feet. Pocket holes
are ugly, but on the backs of the front feet they won’t
be easily seen and you can plug them.

I think you should decide whether you want the base
to be a separate stand attached with screws or
permanently glued to the deck of the carcase,
in which case the legs could be doweled into the
bottom… or stub mortised.

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 01:26 AM

well could also probably dowel the top and sides of the legs to the stretcher.

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 01:50 AM

The feet look like they have a pretty solid cross section but it would be end grain to face grain, I would probably glue with dowels into a rabbet in the bottom plate. I would also double the thickness of the bottom plate.

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 04:37 AM

I would make the base separate then glue it to the carcass. It looks to me like the base is 3/4” sheet goods with the feet attached. The feet have dadoes or laps for the plywood to set on and probably a hardwood strip on the edges; or at least that’s how I’d do it.

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