There are several types of tables. Some have aprons (those side panels just beneath the table top), and others do not. Sometimes the aprons are attached to the top by screws driven up from the bottom. Look for the screw holes in the bottom of the apron to find out. On some tables, metal corner braces are screwed to both the underside of the table top and to the inside of the apron. These are plainly visible under the table. You also may find that the top is fixed to the apron only by glue blocks. After determining how the top is attached, you should be able to take it off with little trouble.

Aprons most often are joined to table legs by means of multiple dowels, mor-tise-and-tenon joints, or by steel leg hraccs. In the latter case, look for a large lag screw on the inside face of the leg just under the table top. Use a wrench to remove the lag screw.

Tables without aprons have the legs attached to the underside of the tabic in a number of ways — usually by some type Of metal bracing screwed to the underside of the table top. If you turn the table over, the method is self-evident and removing it presents no problem.

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

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