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Jeremymcon

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#1 posted 03-24-2020 01:56 PM

I finished my coffee table! I decided to skip the undercarriage entirely, as I felt it was going to be too busy looking. I did 7/8 tapered and wedged through tenons in a dovetail batten. They’re strong enough that I am sit on the table and not feel like I’m going to break it. I do think that if I jumped on it or really tried hard to rack it I maybe could break a leg. But I’d have to try.

I took the dovetail slot the whole way through, but I added an under. Bevel to both the top and the battens so that you really done see much of it from sitting on the couch/standing. I only glued 4 inches in one side of each batten to allow the top to move a bit.


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