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GrahamIreland

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Hi I'm planning on doing a coffee table round and would like to have 3 leg design. Prob bridle joint on outside but all meeting at centre. How is it best to meet at centre or overlap? They'd be 120 degrees each.

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MikeG.

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Draw it Graham, or post a link to something similar. It's hard to understand precisely what you are aiming for.
 

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Do you mean you want horizontal braces between the legs, which overlap at the centre?
Like this

threewaylapjoint.jpg


From http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/ ... s/_g_T.htm
 

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Here's some I did on a Japanese floor lamp a few years ago:

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Not too difficult :D - Rob
 

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GrahamIreland

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Sorry ya should of scratched it Mike.
It's a bit what like Pete suggested but maybe somekind of overlap?
 

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A much less structurally important version on a lamp I made. I incorporated a brass plate as I was worried about strength. There are a few other suggestions from others in the thread..

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I just remembered another 3 way joint, my dining table stretcher, its made with a home made 3 ply spline.
Made from beech a thin ply each side of a thicker one.

DSC_0119 by Racers, on Flickr

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I have a coffee table with that joint between 3 legs butt-mitred together 2x3 in elm. It’s got 2 sodding great 3-way loose tenons made from 18mm birch ply glued with epoxy, solid it is.

Aidan
 
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