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Attaching Hairpin Legs to top
« on: March 02, 2013, 10:14:13 am »
I have a cedar slab that was going to be a bench, however the wife now wants a console table with hairpin legs. I just ordered some legs yesterday that should be here next week. I have never dealt with hairpin legs, the manufacturer says to just attach them to the bottom of the piece with wood screws. I was thinking about attaching them to the cedar slab/top by nut and bolt and using a cedar dowel to cover up the whole on the top. Just sees like attaching it with a few wood screws isnt the best idea. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Attaching Hairpin Legs to top
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 09:33:56 am »
you could use brass threaded inserts and use bolts in the cedar.  you could also epoxy the inserts.

are you concernced that the cedar is too soft to hold a screw?
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Re: Attaching Hairpin Legs to top
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 04:46:24 pm »
Not afraid of the strength of the cedar, just thought if i use wood screws and i ever have to take the legs off for transport/storage they could loose thier grip and not mount the legs as securely as the first time I attach them.

The brass is a good suggestion thanks,