Thanks again guys!!!
@ Steve Neul
Instead of using a 1 1/2" drill bit which leaves too big of a radius at the corner I would use a 3/8" drill bit and drill 4 holes on the corners, with a drill press if you have one. Then cut between the holes with a jig saw.
Thanks so much! I misspoke, it is actually a 1-3/8 drill bit (not 1-1/2) but your suggestion about drilling the four corners and then using the jigsaw is MUCH appreciated. Thanks again for mentioning that.
the problem is where the hole/mortise is located on the stock. It's to close to the end which will split out if any lateral force is applied...like a lever on the vertical piece. Both ":A" and "B" are the problem areas.
thanks for pointing that out. It is one of those things that seems obvious once someone tells you
I don't know if this is going to change anything, but...
For the 1 X 12 pine board I am actually going to laminate (I think that is the right word) on top of another 1 X 12 pine board. Basically, what I am trying to accomplish is something like this:
I have not idea how they did the joints where the vertical joins the base.
To me the base looks like 2X stock and the vertical post is nearly flush with the back (it might be completely flush)
My thought was
- place two 1X pine boards on top of one another.
- Through mortise on the top board
- Put a 2 X 3 "collar" with a through mortise on top of the top pine board, then glue and screw it to the top pine board for strength.
- use a lag bolt from the underside of the BOTTOM pine board up through the end of the vertical 2 X 2 post.
and of course, lots of glue.
I know that in the photo above they used a different kind of joint, but I can't seem to find a vertical post as thick as the one they are using. I think they are using an ACTUAL 2 X 2 while I can only get a nominal 2 X 2 (actual 1-1/2 X 1-1/2)
So I am trying to figure some way to get the same strength while using slightly smaller stock.
Alas, if I had a table saw I could have ripped some bigger stock to the right size... I am not nearly competent enough with my circular saw to attempt that though.