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"Z" shaped end table design

I want to build a "Z" shaped end table where the top and bottom on the "Z" are the tables top and bottom. I need suggestions on how to join the angled middle board to the other two boards that will be strong enough to hold weight on top. Im planning on using 2" thick walnut.

If a plan for something like this exist please point me in the right direction.
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What material do you plan on using for the verticals?
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What material do you plan on using for the verticals?
I plan to use 2" thick walnut for all three pieces of the "Z". The table will be around 2 ft wide and 3ft tall.
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looking to make something very similar to this
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Ok, but think of the weight. Out of 2" thick solid wood my guess is it would weight 50-60 pounds. I believe I would consider making it hollow and veneer over the areas that show.

Out of solid wood the construction would be simple enough. The bottom joint you could just miter it and join the wood together with glue and screws. Mounting the top would be the same except dowel it together instead of using screws.

If you made it hollow you could make a frame and cover it with 1/4" plywood inserting cardboard tubing between the plywood like a hollow core door is made. The framework could all just be glued and nailed together.
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You might try a long finger joint then trimming the over hang.
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Alright thanks for the input. I think I am going to try using dowels and the finger joint suggestion on cheaper wood and test the durability of each at holding at an angle. I will post what I find.
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