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grumpeegramps

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04-17-2015 05:51 PM

I need help in considering which way to attach legs to a live edge table.
This is my first attempt at a live edge coffee table.
I planed this walnut slab down to 1 7/8” thickness.
The length is 66”
The narrowest width is 17”.
The widest is 32”.
The 4 legs are 2” thick, and 22” long.
I planned on having the table about 19” to 20” from floor to top when done.
How would you attach these legs?
Stretchers between legs too? How?
You can contact me directly at gras53@earthlink.net.
Thanks again,

GrumpeeGramps


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mahdee

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 06:26 PM

I wish you hadn’t cut those two legs into 4. Two of them alone would have made nice legs for it. So, obviously you are going to have to cut them into the same height.. Would that give you, legs+top the desired height?

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#2 posted 04-17-2015 06:30 PM

Ya know, hind sight is a good teacher, and you are absolutely right.
Someone has mentioned biscuit joinery or Dominos.

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 10:05 PM

So, here is where you add a strip of ebony and glue the 4 legs back into 2 with a strip of back between.
And, while you are at it, a single stretcher in the middle.

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#4 posted 04-18-2015 12:01 AM

That slab shape really lends itself to a three legged design (since you already cut the legs in half). Or one wide leg across the wide end and 1 narrower leg parallel to the narrow end. I have tables in my projects made from tapered slabs like yours with different styles of legs. The pics would probably do you more good than my poor description.

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#5 posted 04-18-2015 12:10 AM

gfadvm,

Thanks for the input. I see your projects. I like the three legged table option.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 04-18-2015 12:53 AM

It just seemed right for those tapered slabs.

ps: I absolutely love those small slabs with the burls! What kind of wood?

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