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Corner braces like these are a very common way to attach legs. They're attractive for commercial furniture because they create a strong joint that's easy to assemble and disassemble, so you can ship the table with the legs removed. You can buy commercially-made metal ones like the ones in the picture, or make your own with pieces of wood glued and screwed at ...


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The underlying problem is that the table was built as a tabletop with some legs "stuck on" rather than a solid leg assembly to which a table top was attached. You could disassemble the tabletop, (in other words, remove the stretchers) and attach the stretchers to the legs using your choice of dowels/dominoes/floating tenons, etc. to build a solid ...


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To maintain current size there are few options. The existing system we must guess was good enough when the table was new. Perhaps screws got loose and were not tightened? And the pocket screws appear to be short! Because the legs are so thick these screws could be double previous length I think. Deepen pilot holes if you add longer screws. Unless corner ...


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