|Forum topic by kasbeam||posted 09-05-2013 08:35 AM||1237 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
09-05-2013 08:35 AM
I’m looking to build a desk inspired by the mid-century Danish one in the attached photograph, and am at a loss as to how the top (which I am guessing, from what I know of fine Danish pieces, is solid) is attached to the sides (also solid). It appears to be a hidden bevel/miter joint, but what is most baffling to me is that the top and side grain run in different directions.
So my question is: How did these mid-century makers pull this off without wood movement becoming an issue? All my ideas for a hidden joint (dowels? biscuits? lock miter?) seem as if they would violate the rules of wood movement.
Any advice would be hugely appreciated. Many thank
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