|Forum topic by coolhandl||posted 01-13-2015 02:43 AM||676 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-13-2015 02:43 AM
I am fairly new to woodworking, completely new to joinery…
I don’t like to do anything half way, so my first project is a very large dining table made of walnut. I am part way through the project and thinking about how to attach the legs to the apron. So before you tell me to go do some small projects and learn, well that horse has left the barn. I am doing prototypes of each step so hopefully it will all work out ok.
My legs are made of 4 1/2” X 1” beveled stock glued up in a square, the important take away here is the center of the legs are hollow with about 2” of hollow space in them. The side apron is about 3” wide by 1 5/8” tall and the end apron is about 2” wide by 4 1/2” tall, the side apron will not be visible.
Now to the question: I have thought of several ways of attaching the side apron, originally I had thought of a sliding dovetail but since the legs are splayed it was making that rather difficult for me to wrap my head around. I was then going to use a haunched tenon, filling the void in the table legs a few inches deep with face laminated stock, mdf or something that would help hold it all together. Given the scenario I have laid out does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to tackle this problem?