|Forum topic by Furnitude||posted 12-19-2013 06:58 PM||5505 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
12-19-2013 06:58 PM
I’ve got a bit of a design conundrum. I am making a coffee table with kind of a slab top. The legs need to be splayed and angled out at about 45 degrees—out toward the corners of the top. I don’t want there to be an apron, but I also don’t want the legs to come through the top (like with through tenons). This is kind of hard to explain and I haven’t been able to draw it yet. I’m envisioning a tapered leg with some kind of brace unit that could be directly mounted to the underside of the top—maybe even with screws. I’m having trouble finding examples of this sort of thing. Here’s an example of how the legs might be:
Here’s another example where you can sort of see how the leg is mounted: http://www.nakashimawoodworker.com/furniture/4/50
Can anybody figure out how there would be enough mechanical support? I see a horizontal piece that somehow joins the leg, so I’m wondering if there is another horizontal piece on the other side. If so , how are those actually mounted to the leg itself?
Any suggestions are appreciated.
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