- 25 December 2017 at 7:41 pm #417862
I’m planning on recreating this tall blanket rack that my mother-in-law has. My biggest problem so far is that I’m not sure how to recreate this joint at the top. Any ideas?
You must be logged in to access attached files.25 December 2017 at 8:52 pm #417905Alien8Participant
My take : a loose tenon (just needs two mortices and a matching tenon piece)
a bridle joint ?
Let us see the result
Diego26 December 2017 at 10:43 am #418266Spencer GaskinsParticipant
Is there anyway to get a picture of the joint from the “top” as it were?26 December 2017 at 3:20 pm #418378Philipp J.Participant
Easiest way is just a (half)Lap joint and securing it with 2 dowels.26 December 2017 at 7:36 pm #418520
Here’s the top. I’ll
You must be logged in to access attached files.27 December 2017 at 2:20 pm #419029SmokyRick CrawfordParticipant
Perhaps there is a joint in the front or the back that we can’t see, but the legs appear to be simply glued together. The dowels that hold the “shelf” in place appear to be through the front leg only. This is not a terribly secure joint, but how long has this been in use? Maybe it is good enough? If I was going to make one, I think I would put a mortise in from the rear to join the 2 legs together. (Or at least some dowels which would keep with the current theme.) If it is a blind tenon (or dowels), it would never be seen from the front, but would still do a good job of strengthening the legs.
In the middle of Northern Illinois, USA27 December 2017 at 9:18 pm #419544
Thanks for all the suggestions.4 January 2018 at 6:42 am #428047Alien8Participant
It is still a long grain to !long grain glue up, so not terribly unstable.
How to clamp it is another one.
Diego8 January 2018 at 6:27 pm #431124ehiseyParticipant
That actually looks like an accute angle bridle joint. I was just reading about them in William Fairham’s “Woodworking Joints”. It is free at gutenburg.org. Book talks about a lot of joint variations and houw to lay the out.
Lung T'an Hu Huesh Kung-fu Woodshop9 January 2018 at 7:50 pm #431776
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