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08-15-2020 02:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: kitchen table

first thing i’ve built with no support underneath; plenty of console tables with shelves, chests, etc.

i would have preferred a slightly different style, but given the dimensions of the chairs and the space i have to work with, this is what i came up with.

so far, i’ve completed the base; the top is also complete but the two haven’t been joined yet.

my question: will using small corner braces (did i even put them in the right place?) and 1 support piece in the center enough to keep this little table base from wracking? i haven’t even turned the base right side up yet…

ps dont judge me on my messy workspace :)

-- Carol


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#1 posted 08-15-2020 02:31 PM

You need pocket holes on both skirts going into the leg.

I would opt for glue blocks between leg and skirt instead of cross brace.

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#2 posted 08-15-2020 02:46 PM

i used dowels on the shorter aprons…dont ask me why lol

-- Carol

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#3 posted 08-15-2020 02:47 PM

I have found with construction lumber from the borg, its 33% design, 33% acclimation, and 33% luck.

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#4 posted 08-15-2020 02:57 PM

lol too right :)

made this with leftover spruce shiplap milled by my local lumber company. after 2 years sitting in my shed, it’s still straight and true.

-- Carol

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#5 posted 08-15-2020 03:07 PM


lol too right :)

made this with leftover spruce shiplap milled by my local lumber company. after 2 years sitting in my shed, it s still straight and true.

- Carol

Ah ok! Should be good then(i thought they were glued up 2×4s), i’d just add more pocket screws as mentioned, then use zclips or figure 8s to attach the top and that will stabilize the whole thing. Those corner brackets are usually used to bolt the legs to which in turn compresses the leg into the aprons.

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#6 posted 08-15-2020 04:35 PM

Look for hanger bolts that connects your cleat to the leg. I believe you can buy just the bolts from Rockler or a kit.
First time someone kicks the leg you might lose a lot of the strength without the hanger bolts.

Good Luck

-- Aj

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#7 posted 08-15-2020 06:00 PM



Look for hanger bolts that connects your cleat to the leg. I believe you can buy just the bolts from Rockler or a kit.
First time someone kicks the leg you might lose a lot of the strength without the hanger bolts.

Good Luck

- Aj2

I disagree. Lag bolt or hanger bolt will add very little.

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#8 posted 08-15-2020 06:04 PM


Look for hanger bolts that connects your cleat to the leg. I believe you can buy just the bolts from Rockler or a kit.
First time someone kicks the leg you might lose a lot of the strength without the hanger bolts.

Good Luck

- Aj2

I disagree. Lag bolt or hanger bolt will add very little.

- CWWoodworking

In this case a little is more than none…

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#9 posted 08-15-2020 06:15 PM

I guess the thing I don’t like about the cross brace as shown is it does nothing to strengthen the very thing that is gonna get the most stress-the leg.

Glue/corner blocks would add much more strength. Only then I would consider adding a bolt. Just don’t think it would be necessary at that point.

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#10 posted 08-15-2020 06:59 PM

is a 1-by meaty enough for a corner block? is the small notch large enough?

-- Carol

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#11 posted 08-15-2020 07:02 PM



is a 1-by meaty enough for a corner block? is the small notch large enough?

- Carol

Stack those up to the bottom of skirt

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#12 posted 08-15-2020 07:13 PM

sweet! thx :)

-- Carol

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