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Attaching a pedestal table top
I'm building a 42" diameter pedestal cherry kitchen table.
The top is 1 1/4" thick and the pedestal column is six inches around and the base legs span 29". My plan is to attach the top to the column by first attaching two 18x4x1" cleats to the column in and "x" pattern with 7" bolt. Then attach the cleats with 4-6 screws with appropriate expansion/contraction spacing for the screws to the top.
Question: Should the cleats be bigger or even smaller. Or try a different cleat strategy
Edited 12/9/2008 11:16 am ET by sawdustdon