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Posted on The right screw to attach table top?

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#1 posted 12-16-2014 04:29 PM

I think the approach you mentioned in your original post would work. You said this is made from 2 slabs of walnut, are they joined together, or separate? If they’re joined into one slab, you could do a normal hole in the center of each cross piece, and elongated holes on each end of the supports. If they’re separate, you may want to do two screws in the center of the support (one into each slab), and then elongated holes on each end.

I’ve only done this twice, both times were cleats for chest lids. Both times, I did elongated holes and used oval-head screws so that the underside of the screw head sat flush with the cleat.

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