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Forum topic by ErikF posted 07-09-2012 01:38 AM 1697 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ErikF

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07-09-2012 01:38 AM

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I am about to attach a table top to its base and would like some outside opinions.

Situation: I have a 13”x 27” x 1” piece of roasted maple that I am using as a table top for an end table. It is one solid board. From what little I have read about this wood, it is quite stable due to the kiln process it goes through. Should I be able to get away with skipping out on the table top fasteners and screwing it directly to the base?

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#1 posted 07-09-2012 01:57 AM

If it were me, I would not screw it directly to the base. All wood will move with changes in moisture. I would mount it with table top fasteners or shop made clips. My opinion..

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#2 posted 07-09-2012 02:20 AM

mortise a hole in different places around the apron and attach a homemade ” T ” with a hole
in the T and secure the top that way. I would use scrap from the project if possible.

Nice looking table.

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#3 posted 07-09-2012 02:43 AM

Go to Rockler.com and look at their “figure eights”. I use them on all of my tops.

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