Cleat for reclaimed wood dining room table

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Forum topic by LoganN posted 07-29-2014 03:16 AM 1120 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2014 03:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: reclaimed wood metal legs dining table tips question

Hi all! I was just commissioned to build a dining room table out of reclaimed wood and my friend is making legs for it. I’m obviously worried about wood movement and fastening the table to keep it flat. I was thinking of adding 3-4 clear on the bottom of the table (8’ long) with lag bolts, or similar, in oversized holes to allow for wood expansion. Having never done this I was looking up stuff online but didn’t find much info, so I thought I would poll all the more knowledgable wood workers here. So, thoughts? Additional suggestions? (I’m planning on biscuit joints with no breadboard ends).

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#1 posted 07-29-2014 02:31 PM

These are inexpensive and work very well.

You can also make something similar in wood

Hope this helps. Good luck!!!!!

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#2 posted 07-29-2014 02:49 PM

Sorry – there will be no apron for this! The legs will be metal and I won’t have anything to attach cleats to. I should have clarified this’ thanks for that information though!

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