Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
It will look great
I wouldnt feel comfortable with a large top on such a small mounting surface on top of the legs. What I would do is make a 12" Diameter 3/4" plywood disc for each leg. I would use nuts and bolts to hold it to the leg sections. Then I would use screws to attach the walnut top to the plywood. This would spread out the load forces.
Another potential problem I see with this set-up is that the top may be too wide for the legs and the table might tip over if someone leaned too hard on the edge. Maybe someone else will chime in here.
As for how far to put screws into the top? I would stop about 1/4" from the top surface. I think that would be about 15mm?. Sorry, I dont have conversion tables handy
I think it will be a great looking table.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx
Last edited by Tony B; 01-26-2009 at 09:11 AM.