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Seam or no seam that is the choice.

Updated: Mar 11, 2021

In my designs there are two styles of seams: blended, or separated.

Here are examples of those seams.


Blended:



Separated:




Depending on the method of construction the seams naturally lean one way or the other. When using 2x materials ie 2x4, 2x6, etc, they naturally have rounded edges. These lean to the separated style. Typically benches employ this style. Some time I would use tongue and groove to compliment these.



The other style, blended is typically found on my table tops, shelves, desks, and similar designs. The design show what looks like a seam but the boards are edged. 2x material that has rounded edges lose about 1/8" per side. 1x material is edged/joined to straighten to make better seams blending them. These designs typically join multiple boards together to get a wider top or shelf.


Some time later I will write about this jointly process.


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