Dowels for Assembly
Good Morning All,
I recently started building a farmhouse table, and decided to build this base out of douglas fir from home depot for the purpose of staying cheap, as this is pretty much a practice run for a higher quality wood later on.
This was my first time to build anything with a Mortise and Tenon assembly. I created a (sloppy) mortise in the base 4x4 with drill press and chisel and the tenon on the vertical piece with table saw and chisel (also sloppy, but got better by the 4th one. The top of each leg is a mirror image of the bottom.
My problem is how to attach the triangle braces. I am trying to avoid using screws since I haven't on any other part of this piece. I am leaning towards drilling a 1/2" hole into the brace and leg, and joining with 1/2" dowel and glue (dowels where the red lines are in the image). I would do the same to attach to the base, and would have glue up both dowels and the tenon to the base altogether.
I suppose I am just asking if those if you with more experience would see any problems with this route, or have a better proposals. Any ideas would be appreciated.