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Side Table, Design Question

by Stowerscw
posted 01-16-2018 12:44 PM


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LittleShaver

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 07:03 PM

You could move the upper rails to align with the lowers.

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#2 posted 01-16-2018 07:16 PM

Can’t you just assemble the shelf, bottom rails, risers (slats) and top rails as a sub assembly and then attach that to the legs?

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 01-16-2018 08:09 PM

Run the boards in the other direction, that makes the width narrower and less movement, glue them together rest them on cleats front and back and screw in from underneath with a single screw in the center. Cut notches for the legs and leave a 1/16” gap on the sides to allow for movement.

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bilyo

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#4 posted 01-20-2018 10:42 PM


Run the boards in the other direction, that makes the width narrower and less movement, glue them together rest them on cleats front and back and screw in from underneath with a single screw in the center. Cut notches for the legs and leave a 1/16” gap on the sides to allow for movement.
- bondogaposis

This or, leave the boards as you show them, but lower the end rails enough so that the bottom shelf lays on the top of these rails (and maybe even over hangs a bit). Now you can use figure 8 fasteners or other “table top” fasteners (a couple on each side, not ends) to provide for movement.

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