In the proverbial nutshell, a wood joint can represent all the procedures and goals of furniture & cabinetmaking.
Precise layout and accurate use of hand and power tools is required to successfully achieve a wood joint that is technically functional, secure and ascetically beautiful.
The scarf … joint is assembled, then slid through the mortice. At this point the scarf canÃt move apart in any direction. Then, when the wedges, on either side of the leg are driven in, the joint is fixed and ready to do its job of holding the table base together. Shown in the first photo.
The tenon, at the end of the table leg stretcher which has a shoulder at the base of the tenon, is placed into and through the mortice in the leg. Once the wedge is driven in, to tighten the tennon to the leg, the leg can't move. The second photo shows a wedged mortice & tenon.
A few words about Furniture
Furniture can be a fun, creative and a functional expression of your life style.
There are 'simply', NO LIMITS as what can be designed and built.
We enjoy mixed media projects and have had experience in many materials, including natural stone, metals, leather, solid surface, plastic laminate, and glass, (etched, stained and beveled).
Whether the piece you want is traditional, contemporary, eclectic or artistic, as you've seen, we can built it!
For additional information & photographs of this project and others, please visit my website.
by Shelley H. Jan 30th 2013
The cabinet fits just perfect. All the little "cut out" details make a huge difference. Everything is so neat and tidy, no plugs or cables showing. We bolted it to the wall right away. It's really great looking, a naturally beautiful & unique piece we will always enjoy. It's so sturdy too. Keep up the good and creative work. Thanks for creating such a cool piece.