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post #21 of 24 Old 01-04-2017, 01:58 PM
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Table leg bracing

I even started a challenge as to how you might make them:
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One other thing that was not mentioned is how to attach the breadboard end. I would not recommend attaching it to each board via pocket screws. Do a search on here for breadboard ends. There has been several discussions on the proper way to attach them. Heck, there was just someone on here a few weeks ago with a twisted up table that may have been caused by improper joinery.

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Table leg bracing

I even started a challenge as to how you might make them:
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that's a very cool corner brace. From a structural integrity aspect, is that going to be much much better than the metal brackets or do you just like doing projects out of all wood?

I think I'll attach the aprons to the legs with M&T 3/4 sided (open from the top so a giant dado cut) since I have dado blades and no easy tools for a full M&T.

the structural support will be a 2x4 trimmed for sharp edges (from down from a 2x10 S4S) which will slide into the dados. Then a 1x6 board will be the exterior of this, screwed together from the 2x4 outward to the 1x6 to hide screws.

Then a corner bracket of some sort metal or wood at all 4. Then the top mounted to the skirt with those sliding metal pieces in a thin dado along the skirt inside.

Since I need to assemble this inside the dining room, will I be able to just do two ends (say the long ends) glued in the mortises, then not glue the short ends? I'm curious about disassembly down the road.

And yes, I did look into using the mortised breadboard attachment. However, not sure how I'll do this without a machine for that.

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that's a very cool corner brace. From a structural integrity aspect, is that going to be much much better than the metal brackets or do you just like doing projects out of all wood?

I think I'll attach the aprons to the legs with M&T 3/4 sided (open from the top so a giant dado cut) since I have dado blades and no easy tools for a full M&T.

the structural support will be a 2x4 trimmed for sharp edges (from down from a 2x10 S4S) which will slide into the dados. Then a 1x6 board will be the exterior of this, screwed together from the 2x4 outward to the 1x6 to hide screws.

Then a corner bracket of some sort metal or wood at all 4. Then the top mounted to the skirt with those sliding metal pieces in a thin dado along the skirt inside.

Since I need to assemble this inside the dining room, will I be able to just do two ends (say the long ends) glued in the mortises, then not glue the short ends? I'm curious about disassembly down the road.

And yes, I did look into using the mortised breadboard attachment. However, not sure how I'll do this without a machine for that.

Check out jayscustomcreations.com. Jay has a pretty indepth build of a very similar table. I understand most of us don't have all the tools he has but sometimes we are able to use what we have in new ways to achieve the results needed. He has two separate videos, one for the table and one for the breadboard.

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