If it's inexpensive and you don't expect it to last a long time, I suppose gluing it down would work. I would glue the front and then use some fasteners at the back that allowed movement. If the top is ply, it's isn't going to move that much - especially compared to solid wood.
Originally Posted by Gerald Schacht
The figure 8 fasteners allow you to attach tops without any holes in the top - you attach those from underneath.
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