@Fritzwalker Just my impression of the photo: The large rectangles appear to be applied decorations. I don’t see how to make them be through tenons in that configuration. The same is true of the small diamonds, since there is nothing in the joinery that would be coming through those small corbels. I know a person who built A&C style chairs and didn not use through tenons. Instead, he’d apply decorations that looked like through tenons. Then can be let into a small depression, somewhat like a hinge mortise.
Looking at that rack, what stands out is how much long-grain surface to surface contact there is between the horizontal, flat plates in the cornice and the vertical portion of the cornice. I’d be tempted to try simple butt miters for the vertical portions of the cornice and then relying on the long grain glue joints when the “lid” and the lower plate (that the cues go through) are glued on.
I think the square decorations on the top are meant to look like dentition that was common in classical cornices.
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by Ed.