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Building Table Base - Attaching Large (5") table leg to apron.

I am building a large farmhouse table 10' x 40". I am trying to decide how to secure legs to base/apron. I was looking around the evil internet. I saw a bunch of examples with pocket screws which seems a bit suspect even though I often use pocket screws. I also saw some examples where apron wasnt attached to the leg at all, there was just a metal brackets in corner which made the legs removable.

I am doing a chunky 5" table leg with a big table 10' table. I have a feeling the correct answer is mortise and tenon and maybe a corner brace. For reasons I cant explain I cant find a good write up on how to secure table lets to apron that is not either sponsored by Kreg or written up by someone that has a Shabby Chic blog.

I have not done mortise and tenons before but feel that I could. Is this the way to go? Anyone know where I can find a good write up on how to do this.
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there are several braces

There are wood braces and metal braces as well as the traditional mortise and tenon. This thread will show you how:
https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f5/t...bracing-20431/


I started a challenge on making Bret's aka Lola Ranch's wood brace:
https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f2/l...allenge-33352/

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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this was helpful..

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There are wood braces and metal braces as well as the traditional mortise and tenon. This thread will show you how:
https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f5/t...bracing-20431/


I started a challenge on making Bret's aka Lola Ranch's wood brace:
https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f2/l...allenge-33352/
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