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attaching table top

I am still working on this farm table. How should I attach the top? wood cleats with oversized screw holes or metal L brackets? was trying to make it where it wont have issues for the end user. this is the first wide table top ive done that's solid. the others were individual boards attached with pocket hole screws. the customer wanted the gaps between the boards so I figured it was fine.

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As long as it allows for movement, either would work. Elongating the holes, or z clips, it doesn't matter as long as movement is accounted for.
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My kitchen table uses pocket holes.
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If the top is solid wood I would probably use the Rockler table top fasteners. It would allow for all the wood movement that top could do.
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If the top is solid wood I would probably use the Rockler table top fasteners. It would allow for all the wood movement that top could do.
is itthese you speak of?

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It's these. http://www.rockler.com/table-top-fasteners You just run a dado in the table's skirt to use them. If the table is already assembled you could cut slots with a spline cutter in a router or use a biscuit cutter.
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I use a biscuit jointer with those clips. Works perfect.

wish I had a cool line like everyone else...
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