|Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster||posted 06-22-2014 05:46 PM||815 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
06-22-2014 05:46 PM
I have attached some photos to help you get a picture of my dilemma. I have come up with this mock up for a commission and I have started milling and glue ups. I am thinking ahead towards doing joinery. As you can see in picture 1, there is a “v” shaped support that goes from the first tier of the table to the second and third tier. Picture 2 shows how I plan to joint the longer arm of the “v” to the underside of the top tier. I will just drill out a hole and join the leg to the top with a dowel or screw together and plug with a dowel. Simple. As you can see in picture 3, the problem is that on the shorter leg of the “v” going to the second tier of the table, there is not enough clearance (only have 4 1/2”) for getting a drill into the area to drill upward from the bottom side to make the joint. I don’t really feel like I could predrill this before assembly with curves and asymmetrical pieces. As you can probably infer, I don’t want any sign of a joint from the topside of the table, so I can’t just drill down. I know, I am an idiot for showing a client a mock up that I don’t know how to do yet. Honestly, I run into this on most projects and always figure out a way to do it between hours of thinking and a post or two on here.
Do you think that is the best option?
-- The Wood Is Your Oyster