Installing the top

The top is fastened to the table rails with wood buttons; screwed to the top, the buttons feature lips that fit into grooves cut into the rails (page 33), providing a secure connection while allowing for wood movement. Reinstall the rule-joint hinges in the top and leaves, and place the top face down on a work surface. Make a button for every 6 inches of rail length (page 133). Spacing them about 6 inches apart and leaving a /a-inch gap between the bottom of the grooves and the lipped ends of the buttons, screw the buttons in place (above). Once all the buttons are attached, drive a screw through each corner block into the top.

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Using steel tablet op fasteners

Commercial steel tabletop fasteners work like wood buttons: They are screwed to the top from underneath and g rip a groove cut along the inside face of the rails. Because commercial fasteners are thinner than lipped wood buttons, the groove does not have to be cut with a dado blade (page 33); you can use a standard saw blade or a three-wing slotting cutter in a table-mounted router. To ensure proper tension, make the groove a little farther from the top than you would with the wood buttons.

Cradle 6" x 15"

Jig base 7" x 13"

Support bracket TA x 3'A" x 4%"

Support bracket TA x 3'A" x 4%"

Cradle 6" x 15"

Jig base 7" x 13"

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