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Table leg hardware

I want to build a small table (between 30-40” square and I want two set of let’s for it 8” and 16” so I can swap them around for different purpose.


Anwenk Leg Mounting Plates, Furniture Leg Attachment Plates Industrial Strength T-Plate 5/16" (M8) Sofa Legs with Hanger Bolts,Screws,Strengthen Weak Furniture Repair Damaged Sofa Couch Seat,Set of 4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HTWQFKA..._aUEhFb139056S

Would these work? It seems like it’s mainly used on really short legs. It also doesn’t look too heavy duty.

Any other options out there? I plan to use 1.5” x 1.5” wood for the legs
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those are a "classic" method. at 5/16" diameter they are plenty strong - the issue will be how well you can fasten the big plate to the underside of the table.
that is the usual failure point - the plate gets pulled loose from the table.....
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I preffer this type of leg connection.

I you can make your own by having a 45 deg mitred plate built into the corners of the table apron.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/h...race-table-leg

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dws780, I have found the legs may need tightening on occasion and works for round legs but not square legs.

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I preffer this type of leg connection.

I you can make your own by having a 45 deg mitred plate built into the corners of the table apron.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/h...race-table-leg

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Just took these from my dinning table.

Looks pretty nice but my design for my leg is behind the apron.

What do you think of this one? It might not be strong for a big table but for a table that is smaller 40” should be ok right?
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dws780, I have found the legs may need tightening on occasion and works for round legs but not square legs.

I think most people would chamfer that section to seat the bracket and screw better if they have square legs


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Just took these from my dinning table.

Looks pretty nice but my design for my leg is behind the apron.

What do you think of this one? It might not be strong for a big table but for a table that is smaller 40” should be ok right?
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I thought you were looking for a simple swap out style. That style would be functional, but not as sturdy, I dont think, and more difficult to swap out, and the legs if not exactly the same would only fit right in one location.


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Table leg hardware

Another option would be to add the 45 mitre plate further in, and mount the leg that way, with the apron in front of the legs.


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I thought there was no skirt on the table. If there os you have a lot of options. This is the way we do them at the furniture company...
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I did not start my build yet I need to see what’s best option for me to swap out the legs.

I do want something that is simple and functional.

I am more of a visual person so if I can see it on picture that will be great.


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I thought there was no skirt on the table. If there os you have a lot of options. This is the way we do them at the furniture company...

This looks like it can hold 2000lbs on top lol.

Beside the bracket holding the leg and apron, is there mortise and tenons from the apron to the leg?

It just doesn’t look like the legs come out easily


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Looks like just the bracket, and a well fit butt connection, but thats part of the beauty of that bracket, as you tighten diagonally, it draws the leg into both sides of the apron for a tight nearly seamless fit.

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Would something like this work well enough?



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This looks like it can hold 2000lbs on top lol.

Beside the bracket holding the leg and apron, is there mortise and tenons from the apron to the leg?

It just doesn’t look like the legs come out easily


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It was done using Dominos to attach the skirt to the leg. You could use dowels if you were challenged enough...
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It was done using Dominos to attach the skirt to the leg. You could use dowels if you were challenged enough...

Wouldn’t it be hard to take out the leg if that’s the case?


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The skirt and legs assemble or disassemble easily. It's only after its mounted to the top does this disassemble become a problem...

These tables were well constructed for restaurant use. Not you typical house table...

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I am still not sure what I want for my table.

Changing the legs all the time seems like a pain, would it be better if table have adjustable legs?

Some of the adjustable legs I see people build looks bulky.

Anyone have better suggestion?


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