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I know this is a woodworking Q&A, but since googling to the best of my keywording skills didn't work, I'm trying my luck here.

I'm trying to build a home office desk for myself, with a metal frame, but I'd like it not to be a one big welded piece of frame. I found this dinner table in a store that had this clever joinery, which could "easily" solve my problems.

Anyone knows what it's called?

metal joint

  • They're also sometimes referred to simply as "table leg brackets", and if you're ever making a whole table in wood they are easily made from wood only. The all-wood ones are usually of the form seen in Matt's Answer here. – Graphus Nov 5 '18 at 8:16
  • One other thing to check is about your wooden top, is it solid wood (including glued-together panels) or a manmade board such as MDF, plywood or particleboard/chipboard? If you'll be using one of the latter there are no further complications, but if your top is solid wood you will need to attach it to allow for seasonal expansion and contraction. – Graphus Nov 5 '18 at 8:19
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Try googling "surface mount table leg corner bracket". You'll get lots of wood ones, but the principle extends to metal if you screw/tap stuff together.

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