Joining legs to worktop

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Thorski
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Joining legs to worktop

Post by Thorski » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:02 pm

Hi, new to forum and a newbie to wood work too.

I've just had a new room finished in the back garden that's going to be my study/games room.
Wife has bought me a lovely oak work top 2m x 620mm x 40mm with a couple of oak legs.

Question is, I've bought a bunch of galvanised steel brackets (similar to these found in one of the pictures below) 4 for each leg. Before I go doing anything, are these brackets going to be enough to stabilise the table top?
We want it to be moveable, for the most part it will be attached to the wall, but incase we want to move the room around we want it to be stable if we push it.

If this isn't appropriate, is there anything you can recommend an idiot like me to make it so?
I've just bought a table saw, so I will be able to do some cutting of stuffs.

I've also attached a picture of said table and legs (two more legs on order).

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Joining legs to worktop

Post by davidpidge » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:53 pm

Those brackets will work but obviously won't look great and you won't be able to mount the leg too near the corner.
I would use a standard knock down bracket (attached) which will mean adding an apron around 3 sides of the top.

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Re: Joining legs to worktop

Post by davidpidge » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:54 pm

The benefit is all you need is a drill and table saw or chop saw with depth stop.

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