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10-14-2013 03:22 AM

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So, I’ve included images of what I’m making. I’m making an entry way bench, for taking off and putting on your shoes, etc.

The first picture is the top. The second is the bottom. Here’s my question. What are some ideas on attaching legs? For the second picture, attaching a leg to the right side of the picture is easy, it’s the left that I’m looking for ideas. You can see I planed the bottom side already, but I didn’t go too deep because I wanted to keep the thickness. That means, that the bark you can still see, isn’t even with the section that’s planed, making it hard to attach the leg – and I need to span the width of the bench, or if you sit on that end, it’ll tip.

I hope you’re all following what I’m saying. Really hope there are some ideas out there!

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#1 posted 10-14-2013 05:17 AM

Through mortises, double wedged tenon.

It’s just one. Only a couple of hours to make it nice.

If just the one bothers you, make two more for the
other legs and get better. It will look amazing and
people will gasp at your craftsmanship.

Good excuse to buy an Iwasaki file too.

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#2 posted 10-15-2013 01:51 PM

Thanks Loren! I love that idea – will definitely be using it!

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