I will be creating a floating side table for my wife and am wondering the best way to join two pieces of wood.
They will be joined in an “L” shape with the back of the L hanging against the wall and the leg of the L used as the table.
My question is what is the best way to join these two pieces so the table portion can bear a good deal of weight? Mortise and tenon? I’d like the two pieces, once joined and painted, to look like one piece (seamless).
Also any idea of the best way of mounting it to the wall so it sits flush? I was thinking of recessing a French cleat in the back.
Type of wood suggestions are appreciated as well. Something that will provide a good deal of strength.
Please see this quick drawing to get a better idea of what I’m talking about: