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Forum topic by leftcoaster posted 03-17-2017 02:56 AM 490 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-17-2017 02:56 AM

I’m attaching two legs to the underside of a cast iron table for extra support. I’m using hanger bolts to attach the legs. I’d like to put an apron (skirt?) between the legs to prevent racking. But since the legs have to turn to screw in the bolts I can’t use a mortise and tenon.

What alternatives can work here? Just a half lap with screws and no glue, installed after the legs go on?

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#1 posted 03-17-2017 04:49 AM

Half lap or pocket screws will work.

I would rather use mortise and tenon joints with corner bracing. Then you could bolt through the corner bracing to affix the top.

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#2 posted 03-17-2017 08:07 PM

Pocket screws. Duh. Thanks!

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