I’m mainly hoping for advice on the center section that houses the small drawer in the picture above. What kind of joinery keeps that section attached to the legs? Is that piece done “whole”, and then cut-outs are made into the legs? Maybe the legs are left “whole”, and the drawer section has a cut-out, but if that’s the case, how are the legs and the drawer section joined?
Also, if there are better examples of such a corner table, which use better methods, please point them out to me — this is all new territory for me. Thanks
This topic was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by Edmund.
Bill Hylton’s book ‘The Art of Cabinet Making’ privdes half of the answer, and the remainder I think can be deduced. The top and bottom pie shaped surfaces, which also form the stretcher, are joined to the legs with use of loose tenons or bisquits. The two pies are held together by the vertical pieces next to the legs and the inset drawer, perhaps by tenons.
Really not acceptable not to provide the full title or a link, but that’s the one. It will tell on which joint and why, but not how. In addition, one is provided with insights into North American furniture history, which, if nothing else, I’ve found beneficial as a subscriber to Woodworking Masterclasses. Though, I am not all that attracted to any of the many examples of furniture illustrated, the comments and exploded drawings have taught me a lot. Finally, Mr. Hylton has a nice prose, so perhaps I can justify having two copies of this book
Loose tenons are probably a good idea…I’ve never used them, so a bit of practice is in order
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