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Forum topic by wholesalestunna posted 11-20-2018 01:55 AM 618 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-20-2018 01:55 AM

So I’ve been using clips to attach table tops to bases but am looking for a better way to attatch bench tops too. Are the clips from Rockler suitable for benches too or would the abuse from moving them and sitting on them cause them to come separated? Any ideas? Thanks

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#1 posted 11-21-2018 07:34 PM

Depends on your design and how the bench base is constructed. Usually, bench legs are mortised into the top or firmly affixed by some other method. Usually wood movement is not an issue. How are you planning to build it?

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#2 posted 11-21-2018 08:00 PM

You could use large dowels to connect the bench top to the base, either blind or with plugs to cover the holes. The attachment method should be as strong and rigid as the bench top or the base assembly.

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#3 posted 11-21-2018 10:07 PM

Hold up guys the responses look like they’re talking about workbench tops which is what I thought too but OP mentioned moving and sitting on them so I’m assuming he meant a different type of bench
My $0.02 is that tabletop clips would work fine, however figure 8 clips may be a better choice

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#4 posted 11-22-2018 02:51 PM

Wholesalestunna, Maybe you could post a picture of the bench so we can give better answers.

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