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Glue or no glue

First post and I'm already asking questions. Would you guys glue the "foot" on the bottom of the legs? The legs are roughly 3' wide. Being they are panels, was just wondering if I should treat it like a top and allow for movement?
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I would use common carpenters glue with a few screws.
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Is the 3' panel solid wood with vertical grain? If so, no, you shouldn't glue it and you do need to allow for movement. If the panel is plywood, go ahead and glue it. If the legs and the table top are both solid wood of same species and going in the same direction, you could actually glue those if you wanted too and you don't have to allow for movement since they would move together.

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Yeah the grain runs vertical. I already have it screwed in, just wanted to ask more knowledgable people about gluing it instead.
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Have you allowed for movement? If I were doing it, I would have one fixed screw hole in the middle to keep the foot centered on the legs and an elongated hole on the ends to allow for movement.

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The holes through the feet were already oversized a little bit. In the beginning I wanted to prepare for movement, I just wasn't sure if it was necessary.
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