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Posted on Mitered Spline joint for case of tv stand

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 03:26 PM

I’m not sure if you’ve finished your project yet but I was researching this website regarding splines when I came across your posting. I’m working on a TV stand with miter edges. If I were to do it over I would have used a router lock miter joint bit, but I didn’t. I was researching to discover how to enforce the corners. I thought of biscuits but then I ran across an article in a book by American Woodworker called Woodworking the right technique by Bob Moran. They recommend splines over biscuits. On page 14-149 there are clear illistrations for each step on splines.They suggest cutting the spline close to the inside of the joint -3/16” and a typical goove for 3/4” stock is 1/4” X 1/4”.

The one thing I was wondering about is what would be the best type of wood to use for the spline. The book talks about making the spline snug fitting but it will still have to expand and contract.

Well just thought I’d add what I’ve discovered.

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