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Re: Another coffee table
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Re: Another coffee table ()

William Duffield
To use plywood formed corners, you would need to use plywood for the flat components, too, and then veneer all of it. I totally understand your distaste for a plywood structural design approach, but it does result in consistent grain direction over all the surfaces, and therefore a "monolithic" look. I don't see how you would achieve that effext (if your customers wanted it) with breadboard ends in solid wood. BBE construction would require the grain on the curved corners to run perpendicular to the grain on the flat surfaces.

Whether you use Dominos or traditional breadboard end joinery, your mortises in the curved pieces and the tenons need to be kept very short, and moved towards the inside faces (instead of centered)

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