|Forum topic by pwalter||posted 12-21-2013 02:57 AM||1105 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-21-2013 02:57 AM
I am about to start building new living room furniture, and want to start at the TV stand. I designed on sketch up, but I have a couple of questions before I really get started.
1st. What would be the best way to attach the shelf (solid wood) to the legs. I am worried that WHEN it expands, it will blow apart the table leg joinery.
2nd. The table top length is 60”. Would it be in my best interest to use breadboard ends? And do you think the table would actually look BETTER with breadboard ends?
3rd. The back panel will be able 21” wide and 53” long. I planned on making it out of solid cherry, but I know that if I just used a long mortise and tenon, or dado that the wood expansion and contraction would eventually break the glue joint. Should I just glue the center and cut the mortises longer than the tenons to allow for wood expansion?
4th. If you were build this, what would you change about the design?