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Simple desk not so simple?

Hi everyone,
I'm new to the forum and working with wood.

I want what looks like a simple desk, but I am trying to figure out how to create this very clean looking mitre. How do I do this?



I understand it needs reinforcement, but how do I do this? I love it because I can't see anything- no nails, dowels, splines, and there's nothing underneath the joint. Where does the strength come from?

Any tips for a newbie for trying to create this?

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My guess is it is a hidden joint type that is covers by the veneer
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I want what looks like a simple desk, but I am trying to figure out how to create this very clean looking mitre. How do I do this?



I understand it needs reinforcement, but how do I do this?


To create that joint, it might be nice to know what comprises the materials of the parts. Is it hardwood plywood, or veneer? Is it even wood, or is it a laminate?

I see a fairly obvious joint line at the corner, and makes me wonder.






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It's either got dowels or biscuits. Can't see underneath.

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