24 Oct. 1989|
Woodworking joints for table legs,toys n joys hawaii,home bar cabinet plans,how to wood carving names - For Begninners
A simple way to join a leg to two rails  is by using a commercially produced corner plate which fits into slots in the rails a number of sizes are available. Mark the inner corner of each leg where the plate-screw is to go, and drill a hole in it small enough for the pointed wood-screw end to bite firmly. Fit the rails to the table top with shrinkage plates or small metal brackets, and slot in the corner plates; then drive a plate-screw into each leg.
Dowels on corner joints  need to be staggered to prevent their meeting in the middle of the leg. For lightweight carcases, use loose-tongue joints, with ply or solid timber tongues let into solid corner-pieces and the ends of panels. Basically, the joint is just two haunched stub tenons meeting at right angles in the centre of the leg.
Fit each rail separately, then mitre the ends of the tenons so that there is a small gap between them when the joint is assembled.