I do alot of repair/refinishing. I got this practically destroyed table in the shop the other day. A lady had dragged it out of a barn, because it had cool feet. I agree the feet are really cool, I attached a shot of them. Anyway every joint in the top was split at least some, one top board she handed to me separate
, it had fell off. The stretcher/shelf was also split in half. When I do this kind of work I completely disassemble the piece and glue everything back together. Since this one was practically broke down to a sum of its parts, should be easy
Now to my question. The leg were obviously wobbly. I took the stretcher/shelf off and tried to remove the legs...no luck. They were loose as heck, but would not come out of the socket. I saw no fastener, and any glue was long gone. I have never seen this kind of joint but would like to use it in my work. The top was 3/4" and the socket was 3/8" (?), another reason I did not get too rough trying to get the legs out of the holes. I did drive a narrow chisel under one leg and gave it a few taps, but saw myself cracking the top before I ever popped the leg out. My only fix was tip the table upside down and pour glue into the channel and wiggle the leg to disburse it in the socket. That worked, the legs are solid now. I am just curious about the joint itself. Maybe it is a basic one you all know, but I do not.
I attached a picture of the table "back in one piece" (the feet are just stuck on, I have yet to finish it). It is all glued back together. I will put a finish on it in a day or two and it will look nice, it is not finished in the pictures, just fixed.