Spline Detail

Mounting Foundation Framing

#8 x 1 Vi" F.H. wood screw I Vi" round-overs

Mitered edge

Ve" groove 7/32" deep

3/s x 31/2" hanger bolt

No round-over along outside edge

Stop Vi" round-over 1Vi" from ends of parts (D) and (e).

3/s" counterbore W deep with a 5/32" shank hole centered inside

2V2" rabbet / 3/ie" deep

1/4" round-over mahogany gs W long

Mitered end

  • 2" hole, countersunk
  • quot; hexnut and W washer
  • EXPLODED VIEW

Initial size of plastic laminate shown; rout to final size after assembly.

wood screws

2V2" rabbet y-ie" deep -

W chamfer I V-groove /V/ W Vi deep

For a tight joint when joining the splined and mitered leg halves together, we used our handscrew clamps and shop-built clamping blocks.

A slot in the corner brace allows the leg to clear the tabletop banding when anchoring the leg.

4Chuck a Va" round-over bit into your table-mounted router, and rout the edges of the leg assemblies and feet. Refer to Drawings 1 and 3.

SMark the centerpoints for the plugs where shown on Drawing 6 on page 44. Chuck a 3/s" brad-point bit into your drill press, and drill the 'A"~ deep holes where dimensioned. Use a plug cutter to cut 20 mahogany plugs for the legs and aprons. Glue the decorative plugs in place in the legs. Trim the plugs flush, and then, hand-sand each of the legs.

6 Mark the depth of penetration at l3/s" on a hanger bolt by wrapping masking tape around the bolt. To drive the hanger bolt, thread on two nuts, jamming them against each other. Then, use a socket wrench to drive the hanger bolt into each corner block. Drive the bolt into the block l3/s" using the masking tape as a depth stop.

And now, make the table aprons and braces

Rip and crosscut the side and end aprons (D, E) and the corner braces

A slot in the corner brace allows the leg to clear the tabletop banding when anchoring the leg.

(F) to size. Rip the center brace (G) to width, but do not cut it to final length yet.

2 Mount a %" dado blade in your tablesaw, and tilt it 45°. Then, set the depth of cut to -Vs". Test this setup on scrap stock, and then cut the V-dadoes in the side and end aprons (D, E), where shown on Drawing 3.

3 Lock the dado blade in a vertical position, and adjust it for a '/"-deep cut. Cut a dado centered in the side aprons (D), where shown on Drawing 1.

4Chuck a 3/s" brad-point bit into your drill press, and drill the counterbores

For a tight joint when joining the splined and mitered leg halves together, we used our handscrew clamps and shop-built clamping blocks.

W chamfer I V-groove /V/ W Vi deep

END VIEW

b corner section view

Start with a 20" length of W-thick particleboard 3V2" wide.

V-groove W deep

Start with a 20" length of W-thick particleboard 3V2" wide.

V-groove W deep

* ~ Va" round-over 7/64" pilot hole 3/4" deep

No round-over

7/64m pilot hole V21' deep

Ve x % x 29W1 spline

Vb" groove V32" deep

5/i6" pilot hole, centered from top to bottom onfRl

Vga" pilot hole 3A" deep

Screw Wood Philip
  • quot; flat washer 3/8" hexnut
  • 8 x 1V411 F.H. wood screw
  • Va" round-over 7/64" pilot hole 3/4" deep
  • quot; flat washer 3/8" hexnut
  • 8 x 1V411 F.H. wood screw

No round-over

7/64m pilot hole V21' deep

Ve x % x 29W1 spline

Vb" groove V32" deep

5/i6" pilot hole, centered from top to bottom onfRl

Vga" pilot hole 3A" deep

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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