Ming Masterpiece, Joint by Joint
Ming Dynasty furniture is characterized by a simple, elegant aesthetic, but features complex joinery
When John Cameron (back cover FWW #206) set out to build an exact reproduction of an original Ming Dynasty table, he knew the joinery would tap into all his skill and technical expertise. And he was right. There is only one glue joint among all the complex joinery, which includes (to name a few things) hidden mitered dovetails, bridle joints connecting the apron to the spandrel to the leg, angled mortises, and mitered and hand-coped tenons.
From Fine Woodworking #206