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Forum topic by scottishbob posted 04-12-2016 10:26 AM 747 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-12-2016 10:26 AM

Hi Guys , I am looking for some tips on how to fix the leg showing in pic to the table top without showing any obvious visible fixing, if possible ?

Material is mr-mdf , using 12mm or 1/2 ” for legs , box construction. 18mm or 3/4” MR-mdf for table top with removable 6mm glass on top.

The table will be assembled on site so the legs need to be detachable.
Thanks in advance for any help

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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#1 posted 04-12-2016 09:27 PM


If I understand correctly, the leg assemblies are hollow. If so, one idea is mortise and tenon joinery. The mortise is the hollow leg assembly. The tenon made to fit the leg assembly could then be permanently attached to the underside of the top. On site, the tenons of the top would slide into the leg assemblies. Longer tenons would resist more force from racking. The problem with this method comes when moving the desk from one location to another. Most people lift from the top, which would come right off.

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#2 posted 05-01-2016 08:49 AM

Thanks, used the tenon idea, worked perfect , i screwed from the inside of the legs into the tenon so that it can be disassembled if needed. also the top will not lift off, the shelf’s added a lot of strength to the legs ( no wobble )

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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