How To Attach A Table Top With Traditional Wooden Buttons
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The table I'm working on, upside down.The top will be attached with traditional wooden buttons.There's more than one way to attach a solid wood table top.The most important requirements of any method are (1) to keep the top firmly in contact with the undercarriage, preventing it from warping more than minimally, and (2) to allow the top to move across its grain as the wood expands and contracts with changes in humidity.
Table top fasteners are one attachment method.They're roughly Z-shaped, with one leg going in a slot in the table's apron and the other, which has a hole, scr*w*d to the underside of the table top.Figure 8 fasteners offer another option: One half is let into the apron, the other scr*w*d to the table top's underside; the round shape allows the top to move while keeping it firmly pulled down onto its base.
A third means of attaching a table top is by using wooden buttons.This technique has been in use for centuries.It's easy, all wood (well, apart from a screw), and requires no special materials.Here's how it works.
The material: Choose a dense species for the buttons.The table I'm building is made of...