Hi, all. Long time listener, first time caller.
I'd appreciate suggestions re: affixing two oak panels, as table top and shelf, to glass sides.
The Mrs. recently purchased a couple of end tables with glass sides, like this
, actually exactly those. We'd now like to replace the particle board top and shelf with red oak panels.
What (very) little I know about woodworking and joinery suggests 1. screws into end grain isn't going to make for a very secure joint; and 2. two fixed screws across the end grains of a panel, on each side, will tear out after a couple of seasons of expanding and contracting.
I plan to tackle the first issue with a wooden plug glued into a blind hole for a longer screw to gain purchase. I believe I can fix one screw to each of the two glass sides. The second one, probably the front one, I believe I have to let float or slide, to allow for expansion and contraction, while still giving vertical support. I'm thinking of some sort of soft metal fitting, brass or aluminum, with a 90 degree bend that will affix to the glass and provide a short surface for the side of the panel to rest, and slide, on. I don't know what the name of such a fitting might be, so I'm having no luck finding if there's any such fitting already available.
Suggestions on fitting these panels to the glass sides?
Thanks in advance.