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Beginner-ish question about table legs
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Hello everyone, I'm new to the site here and based on needed to use pocket holes.  I am not the best with lingo so bear with me. I started a project yesterday to make a new office desk for myself. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by R. E. Woods Apr 30.

 

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R. E. Woods replied to Pat's discussion 'Beginner-ish question about table legs'
"I came across a beautiful piece of spalted maple at an urban sawmill. In my mind I pictured it as table legs. I decided to build a small table as the computer desk in our family was crowded by an all-in-one printer. I wanted to match the height of…"
Apr 30
Glen S replied to Pat's discussion 'Beginner-ish question about table legs'
"Make the apron board twice as thick as it is wide. That should beef it up enough. Another option is to make the one you will see out of the chosen material then move back about 16"-18 & use a wider one out of a secondary wood like Poplar."
Apr 29
Don Foley replied to Pat's discussion 'Beginner-ish question about table legs'
"Pat, One option to give your desk some strength but not impair your sitting at it is to use wider pieces for the skirt on the front and sides, then use the 1" piece for the back side,  where you sit.  I would use a stretcher (the…"
Apr 28
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Beginner-ish question about table legs

Hello everyone, I'm new to the site here and based on needed to use pocket holes.  I am not the best with lingo so bear with me. I started a project yesterday to make a new office desk for myself. I picked up a slab of Oak hardwood plywood and cut it down to a 5'x3' desk top.  It's been routed on the edge and sanded down. The part where I want to make sure I cross my 't' and dot my 'i' is making the legs/base.I choose to go with 4x4 for the legs, I have already cut them to the height I want for…See More
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