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Old 09-15-03, 08:06 PM
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Question table building

Well i'm trying to buid a basic table with the little twist of having the legs be able to either fold up or come off so i can move the table to my basement when its not in use. I want to use pine 3/4 in. plywood for the top, some pine 6in strips to hang off the sides, and 4 in. by 4 in. post legs. Now thats the part i don't really know how to do. These legs need to be attached well enough so the table won't fall over, but be able to either fold up or come off so i can get it through your typical doorway down to my basement. Any suggestions would help, also i only have basic hand tools, a circular saw and a drill/screw gun. Thanks for any help.. i could sure use it
 
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Old 09-15-03, 10:22 PM
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You could box in the corners of the apron to receive the 4x4 legs.

Here is an idea if you wanted to use smaller legs and fold them.

http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/showdet...catid=82&DID=6

another idea.

http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/showdet...catid=82&DID=6

Or use a bracket such as one of these to mount and unmount the legs from the apron.

http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/showdet...catid=82&DID=6

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 09-16-03, 09:14 AM
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Do you really want 4x4 legs? Even a 2x2 is more than adequate for a table load.
 
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Old 09-16-03, 11:39 AM
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yah i want 4x4 legs mainly for visual effect. For the corner brackets do i just install those underneath the table top and then slide the legs in? so the legs can then slide in and out? thanks for the info so far
 
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Old 09-16-03, 12:13 PM
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For the brackets, just install them. The legs fit on by means of the bolt in the bracket.
 
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Old 09-16-03, 07:17 PM
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Cool

thanks for the help guys i'm getting the lumber this sunday so i'll let you know how it all turns out. thanks again
 
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Old 09-16-03, 07:33 PM
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look under any wall-mart or k-mart store bought table and see how the legs are attached to the top. that is the brackets that chfite is refering to. That will give you a visual if you need it.

or you can get two way screws that screw into the legs and then into a reciever in the table top. They are at any hardwhare store.
 
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