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post #1 of 4 Old 08-07-2015, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Table Edge Design Help

I am working on a walnut dining table for my wife and thought I had the top all figured out. The top is made of a glue up of 3/4 thick walnut and originally I was going to cut 2 all around off the side and glue it under the edge of the top to make it appear thicker using this idea

However, once I cut the ends straight I clamped a piece of the scrap under the end of the table to have it approved and SWMBO says that it is not thick enough for her liking, so back to the drawing board i went.

So the new idea is to cut a 2-1/2 strip all the way around at a 45degree angle and fold this strip down 90 degrees to make the table appear 2-1/2 thick. Then behind this vertical strip I would use a 1-3/4 tall x 3/4 thick filler strip to add strength to the 45 degree miter joint. So is this a good idea or a bad idea? is there a simpler or better solution?

I made a small mockup of what im thinking just to look at it, the top would not have the 45degree line that the mockup has, it would all run linear.


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It sounds like it would work. I made my wife a round table and added boards to the edge in an octagon pattern which I later cut round on the band saw. Looks like one solid thick piece. I think you could glue triangles of wood into your corners and it should work great for holding the miters together.
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Wow, nice looking joints; please do post the final product!
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Thanks K9scooter, the addition of the wixey digital angle gauge has helped tighten up all my miters.
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