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post #1 of 6 Old 08-16-2015, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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attaching a table top

hello. sorry for my bad english. I'm building a table and wondering how to attach a table top to an apron. I've read here about wood contraction. Will it be good if i attach the table top as it shown on the pictures. i can't find here the 8's like
so i'm gonna replace it with a pice of metall with two holes . Thanks
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Most tables I have seen attached by pocket holes.
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You can glue a block in place about a 1/4" gap from the top of the rail with an elongated hole to allow the top to expand/contract, then screw up from the bottom to attach it.
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The clips you have shown will work and allow for wood movement. A better system would be these. You either run a dado in the skirt of the table to mount the clips or on an existing table you could use a biscuit cutter to make some slots.
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Rockler sells the figure 8 table top fasteners.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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The "Z" clips like Steve linked are the best and easiest. I use 'em all the time, and have never had a failure.
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