Author Topic: Rail attachment for Seymour table  (Read 2664 times)

BHughes

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Rail attachment for Seymour table
« on: May 15, 2011, 07:52:33 PM »
I'm planning to make a slightly scaled down imitation (2-1/4" leg diameter) of the dressing table which is Entry 79 in Mussey's The Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour.  I would appreciate suggestions as to how to attach the lower-front drawer rail to the legs.  In cross-section with only 1/4 of the circumference available for contacting the rail, I'm concerned about the lack of material for a decent connection.  Thank you.  Bob Hughes
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steveb

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Re: Rail attachment for Seymour table
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 03:23:54 PM »
Just guessing, but one possibility would be to build a box, without the legs, with the vertical corners of the box at 45 degrees. Then attach the legs to these 45 degree corners, by one of several methods. The lower rail would then not be directly connected to the legs, but rather to the sides of the box.

sstocker

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Re: Rail attachment for Seymour table
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 10:36:07 PM »
See Figure 5.57, page 122 in Mussey's book. The frame is a box. The leg is secured to the box with screws from the inside.