Hi all and seasons greetings.
I’ve been building my first dining table and have gotten to the point where I need to attach the top to the legs. I was thinking of using turn buttons but have noticed that all the tables Paul uses these on have aprons which mine does not. Would any of you fine folks be able to advise on whether these would be suitable or if a there may be a better more secure attachment?
4 screws in each leg top. Two are close to the center, there will be very little movement between the two, the other two half way between the center and the leg upright. When you drill the pilot hole for the central ones, this is a simple vertical hole. When you drill the holes, then make sure these allow the screw to pass through easily (check on a bit of scrap first). Then when you drill the outer holes, you can lean the drill over towards the center, and then the leg a couple of times. This changes the hole in to more of a slot, and allows the screw some movement if there is any expansion. Another thing that may help is letting the able acclimate for a few days before screwing the outer screws in. That way the movement that comes from transitioning from your shop to its final destination has happened already.
Colin, Czech Rep.
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