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Forum topic by SubtleEpsilon posted 12-01-2016 05:47 AM 1594 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SubtleEpsilon

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12-01-2016 05:47 AM

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I’m looking to make a dresser (dimensions ~ 60w x 48h x 20d). The corner joint I have in mind is shown in the first Sketchup figure. The second Sketchup figure is an exploded version of that joint showing how the two horizontal boards are connected with a half lap and the vertical segment is connected with a tenon. Yes, I actually do want the boards to extend past the joint but not much. It seems to me that this should be sufficient when all glued up but I thought I’d solicit the opinion of anyone else with a better idea/more experience to see how this might be done better. :-)

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#1 posted 12-01-2016 07:59 AM

There isn’t much meat left after all that cutting so most of your strength will come from glue.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 12-01-2016 08:17 AM

That’s kind of what I was thinking but since it’s not a situation where you’ll be moving something around a lot I’m wondering if that’s really an issue. It’s not a chair. I extended the tenon down thnking it would be better to have some interlocking contact between upper vertical rail and the left most rail.

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#3 posted 12-01-2016 08:37 AM

You could slim down that tenon a bit, make it square. You have some nice projects under your belt, trust your instincts. It’s only wood! :)

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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