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How secure 2x4 legs to plywood?


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11-12-17, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)  
How secure 2x4 legs to plywood?

I have a plywood table top and I want to use some 2x4s as the legs. How can I secure the 2x4s to the plywood so that it's solid?

 
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11-13-17, 03:43 AM   #2 (permalink)  
I'd install a 2x6 [on edge] around the perimeter of the underside of the top and then secure the legs to both the top and the 2x6.


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11-13-17, 07:39 AM   #3 (permalink)  
Secure the legs on the inside corners of the 2x6?
And the 2x6 vertical or flat on the plywood?

 
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11-13-17, 08:12 AM   #4 (permalink)  
The 2x6 would be vertical. That both gives you more area to secure the leg and makes the top stiffer.


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11-13-17, 09:14 AM   #5 (permalink)  
The vertical 1x6 or 2x6 is called an apron.
Check out these table top fasteners, they are a good way to attach the top to the apron.
You will need a table saw or router to cut a 3/32" groove in the apron.

Table Top Fasteners (8/pack) | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


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