Woodworking without modern fasteners?
September 8, 2009 8:20 AM Subscribe
Where can I find woodworking plans or guides for creating outdoor furniture with a minimum of fasteners?
posted by odinsdream to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've always admired wood furniture that's constructed with a minimum of modern fasteners (screws, nails, etc.) but is instead cleverly cut or shaped so that pieces interlock, dovetail, or pin together like a puzzle. I've seen an entire cupboard that practically falls apart if you lift off the top piece, otherwise it's perfectly strong.
I'd like to create some outdoor benches, chairs and small tables from a bunch of wood from an old fence using these kinds of techniques. Where can I learn more about this kind of construction? Does it have a name?