Attaching the top to the table rails

Shaker Furniture Candle Stand

The top is fastened to the rails with wood buttons screwed to the top, the buttons feature lips that fit into grooves cut into the rails, providing a secure connection while allowing for wood movement. Make sure the drop-leaf supports are in place on the side rails, then place the top face down on a work surface and clamp the leg-and-rail assembly in position on top. Make a button for every 6 inches of rail length page 101 . Spacing them about 6 inches apart and leaving a -inch gap between the...

Anatomy Of A Step Stool

Step Joints Wood

Shaker step stools were originally designed for reaching the upper shelves of high cupboards. Assembled with through dovetail joints and reinforced with plugged wood screws, the stool shown above is both sturdy and attractive. Shaker step stools were originally designed for reaching the upper shelves of high cupboards. Assembled with through dovetail joints and reinforced with plugged wood screws, the stool shown above is both sturdy and attractive.