How They Did It Slat And Rivet Construction
How they did it slat and rivet construction is post about Joinery bookmarked by glenn with ID 12554651529 was uploaded on 10-01-2019 and has been viewed 200,211 times.
In a move away from typical solid-wood construction with invisible glue joints, Petter Southall (see his arched table) has developed an innovative design/construction method using 3/8-in.slats joined with copper boat rivets to create tables, benches, beds, chairs, and sideboards.
The genius of this approach is the combination of beauty, strength, and the efficient use of wood.There is cross-grain wood movement in each joint, but because the pieces are thin, they are able to restrain each other.
Also, the rivets allow more movement than glue would.Ultimately, the table is extremely strong and rigid, though the construction is surprisingly basic...