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    Apron tenon?

    ok on this dresser i thought i would use a mortise and tenon to connect the apron, but before i go cutting i had a second thought, the stile is 1.75" wide the apron shows a concave arc that stops at the intersection of the stile.. but should i have some flat area on the apron to make more support for the wood that will be right next to he stile the red areas depic the tenon.. or should i run the tenon all the way down to the floor to help support the apron wood from splitting off?
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    I agree that stopping your arc shy of the leg would provide greater resistance to failure. That being said, my current project design failed to incorporate this but, my arches are very subtle (1/2" in height over about 4 feet in width). Your arc appears to be about 30% of the height which is a fair amount. I would be interested to hear other's comments on this.

    P.s. I would stop the arc shy of the floor-line as well for more definition but, that is subjective and may not be your goal.
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    Never done those yet, but it seems like going all the way down would give it better support when moving-sliding on carpet, just my rookie opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I agree that stopping your arc shy of the leg would provide greater resistance to failure. That being said, my current project design failed to incorporate this but, my arches are very subtle (1/2" in height over about 4 feet in width). Your arc appears to be about 30% of the height which is a fair amount. I would be interested to hear other's comments on this.

    P.s. I would stop the arc shy of the floor-line as well for more definition but, that is subjective and may not be your goal.
    Glenn glad you piped in.. gonna send you the drawing and i was looking at the leg factor and i almost beyound the point of no return so hopefully you can do some touch up to what you feel is right.. so i can relocate...
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    that pretty much works for me ol son, but i would flatten out the last half inch or so of that arc, then about 1/8" or so above the floor.
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    went back and looked at what i have to work with and i can change the arc to flatten before the stile but the sides are locked in as this way but the side stiles are wider so makes the look different.. and i can beef up the back of this with a block and coaster foot so that would help with fracture like tom mentioned on the carpet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    Glenn glad you piped in.. gonna send you the drawing and i was looking at the leg factor and i almost beyound the point of no return so hopefully you can do some touch up to what you feel is right.. so i can relocate...
    Sent you back a couple ideas.
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    got verbage but no pics glenn??
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    got verbage but no pics glenn??
    Sorry about that. This teknickle stuff baffles me. Re-sent with an attachment this time
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    second time a charm
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