30 Degree joint help
I'm a complete amateur that has decided to jump head first into wood working.
I’ve been working on my first furniture design and have come across a hurdle that I can’t seem to find a solution for that satisfies all of my requirements. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
For some reason, converting my design from a drawing to a real object is somewhat difficult, who would of thought 😛.
The design consists of a series of trapezoids made out of plywood.
The angles on the design are:
150 degrees between the legs and short base.
30 degrees between the leg and long base.
So far, all joints are designed using miter joints.
My aim is for the design to be flat packed and easy to assemble while being as aesthetically pleasing as possible, the holy trifecta.
Constructing the piece will need to be achieved with minimal to no skill which rules out most options. The other primary consideration is that I want to be able to disassemble the unit which rules out glue.
I’ve found some pre made angled cams that should be able to work on the 150 degree joins.
The problem that I have is how to join the bottom 30 degree join together.
So far I’ve explored the following options:
• Biscuit joints – won't be strong enough without glue
• Internal bracket – should work, will involve some level of difficulty to install
• External bracket – best solution I can think of, will ruin aesthetic somewhat.
• Dove tail – believe it will require glue and potentially difficult to construct.
• Screws or bolts – due to the angle, should require deep recesses and potentially unsightly.
I can’t help but think there is an obvious solution that I am missing.
Thanks in advance for any and all feedback.