Some of my recent designs have involved complex angled joinery, such as the base of this table inspired by a sketch by Vic Hubbard. I was having a hard time visualizing in my head how the joinery would work, so I built a prototype to help me understand.
Since it’s only a prototype to explore the mechanics of the base, I didn’t bother to make the top with the fancy joinery where one V penetrates the edges. The base was made from two Vs joined with cross laps for a strong connection. For the top I chose a piece of cherry that tapered in width, to match the footprint of the base and I secured it with dowels.
This is the twelfth slide from my PechaKucha presentation.
As a table it works, but not very well. However, I now know how to improve the next one.
You can see more pictures and read details of this table here.