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post #1 of 2 Old 11-17-2012, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Attaching table top to frame

I found a nice article on a few ways of attaching a table's top to its frame:
http://www.finewoodworking.com/pages/w00173.asp

It seems with all of these methods that if you lift the table (with a friend, one on each end type of a thing) by grabbing the overhanging part of the top that you will be putting all of the weight of the frame on a few screws (parallel with the long axis of the screw). Won't that potentially "strip/pull" the screws out of the top?

Is this worry unfounded? Or is there a different way to join the top to the frame so that the pressure of lifting it is not put on the screw threads?

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What you are describing can happen but it's not worth worring about. With the skirt of the table having a screw about every foot has sufficient strength to lift the base of the table with it.
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