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need help with joinery on a coffee table

I am making a simplistic coffee table. I want the the top to be out of one piece of wood and have a knot in it that i can knock out. The part that i need help with is the legs i want there to be four legs one by each corner however i don't want to use an apron. The problem is i'm not sure that a mortise and tenon joint will be strong enough if someone sits on it or rocks it.
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I am sorry i thought that this would be a better forum for this post i was unsure of how i would close the first post though
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How thick is the board that you are using for the top? If it is thick enough, through tenons should be strong enough; especially if you use stretchers between the legs and they are also morticed into the legs.
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How thick is the board that you are using for the top? If it is thick enough, through tenons should be strong enough; especially if you use stretchers between the legs and they are also morticed into the legs.
He double posted... The active thread is under design and plans section...

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Hope it got clearance first. These days unauthorized flights get jumped by a couple F-16s - unless they are passenger jets hijacked by cavemen with box cutters. Then of course NORAD is ordered to stand down and let them go.


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Hope it got clearance first. These days unauthorized flights get jumped by a couple F-16s - unless they are passenger jets hijacked by cavemen with box cutters. Then of course NORAD is ordered to stand down and let them go.


This post is not a hijack since the other one has taken . . . . is more active.
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