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accidentalCarpenter
Building a table
accidentalCarpenter

Hi everyone,

This is my first post here, and I'm very new at carpentry projects. I've built a floor to ceiling bookcase (with diamond shaped nooks) and that's it.

I'm now tackling a trestle table that I found posted on this site,here.

I'm starting slow, one leg at a time and I have some questions as the instructions seem vague to me. I'm hoping someone with more experience can help me out.

Specifically I'm lost on Step 3 When it says to put 3" deck screw in to the "top corners of the corbels" where exactly does it mean? Also, when I put the lag screw in, since it is a 45 degree angle, will I be able to get it all the way in so it doesn't protrude from the bottom of the corbel? (My paddle bit for the hole is 5/8" and I got 3/8" lag screws).

Thanks in advance for any assistance. The wood wasn't cheap and I'm nervous to just experiment :)

Jack
Re: Building a table
Jack

The top corners are right below Tommie's fingers in the picture.
Counter drill a hole so the end of the lag screw fits in the pocket in the bottom of the corbel but goes through the back of the corbel and into the leg.

Jack

ed21
Re: Building a table
ed21

If you look at step 4 & 5, you can see where the screws are screwed into the corbels . Basically what Jack said.
Everything is drilled from the corbel into the leg. The screws and lag will hold and pull the corbel into place while the glue dries as well as holding it together.

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