Basically am using simple wood to do up a necklace stand.
Need some advise how I can secure the top portion. Connecting between the horizontal and vertical wood piece. I was thinking of hammering in a piece of nail and thereafter party it so that I am not able to see the nail.
Any advise from the seniors here?
You could drill out a section of the horizontal piece with a drill bit (spade bit, or forstner bit) the same diameter as the rod, but not all the way through. Then push the vertical piece in with a bit of some wood glue wood to keep it secured.
Sort of like this... (playing with the new web version of SketchUp at my.sketchup.com)
I actually did that. But I used a glue gun to try and stick the wooden pieces together. Once of them actually gave way the other day. Therefore I'm thinking if I'm able to nail it in?
@iwantcheesecake, hot glue isn't meant for strong bonding, it's more of a decorative craft product.
I'd highly recommend removing the existing hot glue from the post, putting some water soluble PVA glue in the socket, such as Aquadhere, & taping it in place. Any excess can be removed easily with a damp rag, & it dries clear.
You won't need screws or nails, it sets rapidly, & the wood will actually break before the bond will, it's that good.
Or you could use some pieces of copper pipe with T fittings. Or even a copper T piece with your existing wooden dowel.
Great to see so much quality advice from experienced members in this discussion. I'm sure @iwantcheesecake really appreciates the help. Thanks guys.