Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Denison, TX
KNOCK DOWNS and TUSK TENONS
If you truly want knock-down furniture, Tusk Tenons are the way to go. Simply tenons with external wedges. I dont have any photos in this lap top so I cant send u any. Just go to Google and search "TUSK TENONS".
I used to build a lot of renaissance furniture for a large renaissance club. When they had events, they would take their 'knock-down' furniture with them. Just drop the wedges into the slots and that's it. When time to un-do, just a light tap with a mallet will pop the wedge out.
I built them a set of thrones over 20 years ago and they are still in hard use. they leave them set up outdoors. for a week or so at various times in the year. They can be assembled by one man in well under 60 seconds and they are very sturdy and rigid. There are 2 side pieces, 1 front and 1 rear piece and the seat. And they get set-up at times in rough terrain.
You can build work bench's and work tables using this ancient technology
If you are going to persue this route, start it as a new thread (topic).
Meanwhile I will try to find some old photos.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx