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Woodknack

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#1 posted 01-19-2020 09:21 PM

MCM is a little out of my wheelhouse but 5/8 tenons sounds a bit small, because sometimes uncouth people or kids sit on coffee tables. Are you going to angle the ends of the cleats to splay the legs? (as opposed to angling the holes) I might bump the tenons to 7/8 and make the legs 1-1/8 at the top, or even 1-1/4. But maybe I’m overengineering. Also I agree with Steven, I would screw on the cleats.

Fake edit, I looked through my collection of original MCM plans and only one had legs attached with tenons and they were 3/4”, but were not splayed.

Real edit, I found this pic

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