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post #1 of 6 Old 12-30-2015, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Attachment g a table top to apron

Not sure if this is the right room for this but here's my conundrum.

I need to attach a 42"x42" table top to its base with some type of clamp or clip that will allow me to take it on and off for regular transport.


My first thought was to use
some type of barrell nut and angle brackets but I haven't had too much luck with those in the past.

I was thinking something like this, but something that would work at 90

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That hardware alone won't be strong enough to hold the top into place by itself. You will need to use some blocks or pins into the base to keep it from moving laterally. You might use pins like is in the edge of a table leaf or build it like a draw leaf table. The top on a draw leaf table just sits on the table with no latch at all. It just has a couple of blocks or large dowels that fit in holes in the center cross piece. The top just lifts off.
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That hardware could work.

You would need a frame on the top, that fits inside the apron on the base, and rests on blocks with those latches mounted on them. The frame on the top would restrict side to side movement and give you a vertical mount point for the latch. The blocks(or frame) inside the apron would just space the latches out to meet the frame on the apron.
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I have used these frequently to mount table tops to the apron...

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/159...s-8-piece.aspx
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Thanks for the responses guys,

I did some searching around and found a couple things that might work. The first is a marine 90 marine hold down latch and the other is just a stainless ball latch. I've ordered a coulpe of each to try, I'll let you know how it goes.

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That hardware could work.

You would need a frame on the top, that fits inside the apron on the base, and rests on blocks with those latches mounted on them. The frame on the top would restrict side to side movement and give you a vertical mount point for the latch. The blocks(or frame) inside the apron would just space the latches out to meet the frame on the apron.
I agree with the frame on the top. If you want a table you can take apart and set up quickly, I suggest you research Campaign Furniture. It was designed for this. You will find folding legs and a removable top.
Good luck to you.
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