|Forum topic by RangerPMac||posted 07-22-2009 07:07 PM||941 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-22-2009 07:07 PM
My first question, so here goes:
I hope the old addage of “the only dumb question is the one unasked” applies here :)
My lovely bride has requested I build her a plant stand for the kitchen. I wanted to do something different than the typical table type, and was considering incorporating a “Maloof” style joint to tie the legs to the top. My concern is using dimensional lumber for both and the inevitable expansion/contraction/separation that has plagued previous projects.
If anyone has any ideas on the proper way to join two species of wood, that would allow for movement and still have the visual grace of the Maloof style joint…or any reading material…it would be greatly appreciated!
-- Patrick - Katy, Texas