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Old 01-19-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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I'm in the middle of building a dining table. The top is made 3/4" birch plywood supported by an underframe of 2x2 pine boards and the entire top is covered in white oak veneer. I'm planning on attaching 4 stainless steel hairpin legs at the corners. The mounting plates on the legs have 3 screw holes and the recommended screw is #10 wood screws. I'll use 2" length screws (through both the 2x2's and the ply. I'm just concerned about whether this leg/screw combo will support the table top long-term. Any advice??

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Old 01-19-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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You appear to building downward. Build UP instead:

Attach your legs (whatever style and fastener) to support an under-structure.
That under-structure, in turn, supports the top (whatever material and fastener method).

Depending on the overall size... four spindly legs at the corners will probably not do well.

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Yes, I forgot to mention it's a pretty large table top. Approx. 92" L x 38" W. I'd guess it weights around 100 lbs.
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All you can do is attach the legs and see what happens. Why would you have a bunch of strangers hypothesize when you're going to attach the legs and find out for yourself anyways?
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Yes, I forgot to mention it's a pretty large table top. Approx. 92" L x 38" W. I'd guess it weights around 100 lbs.
Ouch. I think that needs some rethinking
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