Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Attaching a table top

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Santa Claus, In
    Posts
    4,779

    Attaching a table top

    How do you folks attach a table top? Do you use the figure 8 fasteners or something else? Got a friend that wants a small end table and looking for ideas to attach the top.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Posts
    9,076
    I've used figure 8's, oversized holes through available under-structure, oversized holes through added cleats, shop made clips, etc. I have no preferred method necessarily. I use what works for a given construction. I lean towards K.I.S.S. on this sort of thing ;-)
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 06-01-2012 at 01:00 PM.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Thomasville, GA
    Posts
    5,992
    I've used figure eights on a couple of projects; they work great. More recently, I've used pocket holes (since I finally got a jig last year!). I drill the pocket hole in the usual way, then elongate it a little to allow for expansion/contraction of the top.
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
    My Weather Underground station

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Escondido, CA
    Posts
    5,170
    Figure 8's in oversized counterbores done with a brad point bit.
    ++++++

    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    falcon heights, minnesota
    Posts
    5,609
    i've used nothing but figure 8's
    benedictione omnes bene

    www.burroviejowoodworking.com

    check out my etsy store, buroviejowoodworking

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Santa Claus, In
    Posts
    4,779
    8's it is then.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,471
    as glenn said i have used many choices as well, and you can use buttons to steve, cut a groove and make the buttons out of wood.
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    new york city burbs
    Posts
    10,188
    z clips for me. I use my biscuit cutter to make the groove in the aprons.
    Human Test Dummy

Similar Threads

  1. Attaching The Flags
    By Paul Douglass in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-15-2014, 06:21 PM
  2. attaching files
    By roger johnson in forum Site Questions and Test Posts
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-15-2008, 03:47 PM
  3. Attaching Workbench Top
    By Homer Faucett in forum Neander Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-11-2008, 11:47 PM
  4. Attaching cedar pickets to rails?
    By Wes Billups in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-10-2007, 10:29 AM
  5. Attaching PVC pipe to concrete
    By Dennis Thompson in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 08-13-2007, 09:07 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •