coffee table – design

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I have now replaced both my horrible Furniture Land side tables with home made versions and now the coffee table has to go too. Initially I thought I would try and keep to the a similar design to the side tables, albeit with beefed up the cross members and legs:

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But my concerned about the strength of the joints, particularly since the legs are slighly splayed, were soon confirmed by more knowledgable folk on the ukworkshop.co.uk forum.

The new design is based on a traditional aprons and mortice and tenon joinery

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the haunched tenons add strength to the joint
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new design

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