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    bilya
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    I suspect that you’re making life a little hard for yourself by using those machine-based plans.

    For the lower cross-piece, it’s easier to cut a notch into your stretchers to tilt the cross-piece (rather than laying it flat on the stretcher).

    For the upper piece, it’s easier to add a vertical rear leg, with the top edge angled and the top cross-piece screwed to that. Then you fix the arms to the rear leg, rather than just the top cross-piece – which makes the chair much stronger too (people tend to pick up the chair by the arms, so you want them to be really solid).

    Those would be minor changes to your plans, but would make your life much easier IMHO!

    I could try to post a photo if this is hard to follow (but I’m not a regular poster…)

    #126205
    bilya
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    If Paul’s reply is sufficiently reassuring, then great. Otherwise, how about just knocking out the dowels from the outside tenons and replacing them with a shallow plug (glued just into the breadboard but not into the tenon)?

    I’ve built a couple of tables in which I didn’t peg the outside tenons at all, and the breadboards have never moved.

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