Attaching Marble to Table

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Forum topic by Ripthorn posted 08-08-2010 04:31 AM 2219 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2010 04:31 AM

I’m starting to get close to finishing up a console table that I plan to put a 3/4” thick marble top on. However, I don’t know exactly how I am going to attach it. The table legs and frame are just a simple plan: post legs attached to each other via aprons on top and a stretcher on the bottom. I would like the top to be removable in case of moving, etc, but stable enough that it won’t slide off or shift around if the table is bumped or tilted. Any ideas out there? One thought I had was maybe using L brackets underneath, but I don’t have much thickness to the marble, nor would I really be able to put in anchors (I don’t think, just because it is solid stone). My wife is not a fan of putting little rubber feet on the bottom of the marble, as she demands a little more stability. Let me hear what you’ve got.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#1 posted 08-08-2010 04:40 AM

Attach cleats to the marble with a flexible silicone adhesive. Position the cleats so they fit snugly inside the apron to hold the top in place.

-- Gerry,

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#2 posted 08-08-2010 05:12 AM

Gerry took the words right out of my mouth.

Position the table top just where you want it, then glue the cleats to the underside of the top, snug against the apron. Now the top cannot slide, but can be lifted straight off.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-11-2010 12:23 AM

Exactly the kind of idea I was going for. Elegant and simple. Also dirt cheap, I love it. Thanks guys.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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