I posted the finished bedroom towers on a.b.p.w.
362 seperate pieces of wood including 136 floating tennons. Where floating
tennons were not used stub tennons and slots were cut to connect all other
pieces and for the frames of the drawer fronts. door fronts, and side
No screws except to attach the slides, drawer fronts and handles, door
hinges and latches, and to attach the bottom feet to the main cabinet.
Superb fit and finish. You're making a lot of us look bad. *S*
Thank you sir, there are a couple of tweaks I need on the doors, they don't
shut where I think they should but I can fix and live with that. :!)
Nicely done! Can I assume most if not all of those floating tenons
were Domino cut and installed? If so, I was wondering how strong a
joint you get on a 90? joint with 3/4" plywood? I'm asking about
pulling the joints apart, not flexing the 90? join to break the
After all, you're cutting a mortise for a floating tenon that's less
than 3/4" deep. Obviously, you don't want to blast through the
plywood. I think I read it was something like 9/16" deep. Have you
done any personal testing in this area?
Thank you !
Can I assume most if not all of those floating tenons
Well the domino cut the mortises, "I" glued and slid the domino tennons in.
If so, I was wondering how strong a
90 degrees? I suspect very strong. I dont want to do it as I use the
smallest 5mm x 30mm Domino tennons on every thing including the face frame
on the front, I think I could stand on the rails. there are 4, 3/4"
plywood fixed shelves from top to bottom. 2 tennons in each side of each
shelf. The towers were very ridgid with the hollow front and back panels.
In this project all of the tennons mortises and tennons were in the edge of
the 3/4" plywood. No testing done but there are much larger tennons 10mm
thick and about 50mm long. Those should suffice on most any furniture
project. either way I'd feel comfortable in saying much stronger than a
biscuit and stronger than a pocket hole and screw.
Have a look here:
It was the first result on Google for
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"The potential difference between the top and bottom of a tree is the
reason why all trees have to be grounded..." -- Bored Borg on
Very nicely done, Leon. Nice indeed.
And like "r" said, you are making some of us look a little bad.
Please tell me that was for a client, and not for you. I always tell
Kathy it is cheaper to go to a good furniture store!
And I must say... I don't think there is anyone that has put their
Domino to more frequent or good use. When you use it like you do, the
price of the tool seems very affordable.
Once again, nice work.
P.S.: If this is in your house, be kind to your friends (not Swing -
he can defend himself in these matters! ;^) ) and don't tell their
respective significant others you made the towers yourself. I can see
potential problems for many, many weekends for other woodworkers!
On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:52:52 -0700 (PDT), Hoosierpopi
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