I'm rebuilding a small old desk/table that was given to us. A short
refinishing job turned out to be a full dismantle, plane to bare wood
and rebuild from component parts.
Four legs, 2 sides and a back and some front cross pieces make up the
carcase, with the front left mostly open. I've cleaned up the sides and
back and reglued them into the mortises in the legs.
On top of the legs sits a rectangular frame that is m/t joined together
and was originally nailed to the legs. I'll screw that on to the carcase
to hold it firmer. The table top, which measures about 3' by 20" is
screwed from underneath with 6 #10 screws.
Are those screws enough to hold the top to the frame? Or would it make
more sense to glue and screw the top to the frame? If I glued it, would
wood movement be a problem in a top this size? The top is three
laminated pieces of beech that are about 3/4" thick.
Thanks for any thoughts or ideas.
This is not really a sig.