|Forum topic by Jaydee829||posted 07-14-2016 07:28 PM||462 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
07-14-2016 07:28 PM
During a recent trip to Hawaii I somehow bamboozled my wife into buying a beautiful 5’x15”x1.5” slab of Koa for a hall/sofa table. When I asked her what she wanted to do about the legs, she said she wanted to go with metal legs and found a couple of places that are selling some that she liked. This leaves me to try and figure out how to attach these legs to the slab.
My problem is this: currently we live in an ideal environment for woodworking (Mojave Desert); however, we will likely be moving to the Dallas area in the near future, where there is significantly more humidity. Therefore, I need to attach the metal legs to the slab in a manner that will allow the Koa to move as the moisture content changes.
My thought was to glue a couple of cleats to the koa across the grain and then use a t-nut in a groove on the cleat and a bolt to attach the metal legs to those. This would allow for easy disassembly if further moves are required and should allow the koa to move as it wishes.
Thoughts on my approach? Overly complicated? Impressively original? doomed to failure? I would love to get some feedback as this is my first project using a slab.
-- Justin, California