Reply by Jeremymcon

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Splayed leg coffee table joinery questions

View Jeremymcon's profile


415 posts in 1533 days

#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.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics