Around the shop #3: 3 legged walnut table

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I’ve been asked to make this piece of walnut a 3 legged side table 24” tall.

I have an idea of how I’d attach the legs but looking for alternative ideas.

I was thinking the legs will be 2” x 2” squares. The front two straight and the back one splayed.




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Let’s are going to be tricky with that. Putting legs on a cookie, even a long and skinny one has them running through weak grain. I would stake legs into two pieces of wood arranged in a T and then attach the T to the bottom of the cookie.

May you have the day you deserve!

A good-looking cookie Don. be interesting to see how this develops.

Main Street to the Mountains

What's your idea Don? Threaded inserts, dowels, or legs mounting plates?
I was thinking of something like a frame in a T shape. Maybe doweled or screwed and plugged. Maybe even with a matching but thinner spanner for added strength and esthetics

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I made something similar in Jan 2011 out of road kill Mango. But having 4 legs.


router planed it to an acceptable finish.

I used round legs counter bored and recessed on the underside.

held in on the top side with counter bored and recessed construction bolts (coach screws)  hidden with grain matched plugs.

Regards Rob

I thought about doing it that way but I don’t think this piece is thick enough 

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

Nice Don. shapely legs.

Main Street to the Mountains

That’ll work!

May you have the day you deserve!

Nice work. I was expecting some plain simple legs. Those got some curves
You have gotta love legs with curves for sure!

Regards Rob