DIY - How To Attach Table Legs To Epoxy Toptable For Beginners

Attaching metal legs to an epoxy resin table is not a difficult task, it requires a little bit of planning and consideration for the process before you begin, though. Whether you are still have confusion about attaching metal legs to the Epoxy Resin tabletops, we’re going to share with you some useful tips below:

What Tools Do You Need? 

  1. Hand drill
  2. Tape measure
  3. Brad point bit
  4. Stop collar (optional)
  5. Threaded inserts
  6. Countersink bit
  7. T-handle Allen wrench
  8. Glue of choice (optional)
  9. Furniture bolts
  10. Blue thread-lock (optional)

How To Start?

Step 1: Measuring Your Table Tops

You need to ensure you order the correct legs based on your particular tops. There is a big difference between tabletops so you have to measure dimensions carefully and assume points where the legs are attached. Many steel bases come with adjustable feet to give you convenient movements. 

Measuring Your Table Tops
It’s an ideal thing that you need to measure dimensions carefully and assume points where the legs are attached
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There are always people who sit at the ends of the table as well as the sides. So we recommend a minimum distance of 16” from the end of the table to the table leg to allow for a chair to be pulled up. If your table is over 96” you can push that back to 18-20”.  

Step 2: Marking Your Holes

You mark the table leg mounting hole location with a drill bit. Then you set your legs in place and of course, it takes a lot of time to get them perfectly centered and in the correct position. You continuously take a bit and hammer/mallet and just tap the bit in the middle of each hole. The brad point bit is nice because it fits tight in your slotted hole. So you know the center of the bit will be in the exact center of the hole.

You mark the table leg mounting hole location with a drill bit in the correct position
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Step 3: Installing Threaded Inserts

Listen to the manufacturer's recommendations when it comes to choosing the drill bit size. You tend to use a too small size if you don’t follow their instructions. This is hazardous because it makes inserting them very difficult for one. Second, you can actually crack your insert. Or worse, tabletop. So actually listen to the manufacturer. 

You have to pick the right size of the drill bit to help you insert thread effortlessly 
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Step 4: Threaded Insert Installation In Your Resin Top

A brad point bit and stop collar make installation almost foolproof. Just try and drill your hole straight up and down. You don’t want your insert going in at a 30-degree angle. If you don’t have a stop collar, a piece of tape works as a good depth reference. Just drill all your holes at once. While not entirely necessary, using a countersink to bevel the top of the hole helps prevent any chip-out when installing the insert. 

The Allen-style steel inserts are very strong. So you aren’t too likely to strip them out. Unless you are putting them into a solid Ebony slab for some reason. We preferably recommend inserting them by hand with a T-wrench. But we see a lot of people install them with a drill or impact driver online and it seems to work all right for them. Versus just slamming them into the slab. Also, you’d like to put a dab of glue on the insert to help it slide in, and give a little more staying power. You can use wood glue, but epoxy or CA glue would actually be stronger.

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Some people like inserting threads by hand with a T-wrench while others like  installing them with a drill or impact driver online
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Step 5: Attaching The Legs To The Table Top

We have to torque our bolts down as tight as we can and have our top split the same as if we had just screwed it down. 

If You only want to get your bolts snug to your base plate, you’ll go all the way tight, then back it off about a quarter turn. This allows the top to remain secure but still move seasonally. 

If you want to go a step further, you can add a blue thread lock to your bolts to make sure they don’t wiggle loose. Paste wax or nylon washers can also assist in letting your bolts glide across the base plate.

Attach Table Legs To Epoxy Toptable

We have to torque our bolts down as tight as we can in order to limit the wobbling 
Credit: Cutting Edgewood Design 

Step 6: Checking On Them Every So Often

It is not a bad idea to check the torque on your bolts once a year or so. Just to make sure one or more haven’t gotten stuck in place. Negating all this hard work of ours. If you did everything correctly from the start, they will likely be perfect for years to come through.

The most important element that you should notice is that you need to find table legs that greatly fit your favorite tables. Nowadays, people prefer metal materials due to their consistency and strength, especially furniture that is required to stay sturdy to help us hold essentials like tables and table legs. Metal table legs offer us a higher capacity with various significant designs so we can pick metal legs for your table.

Checking On Them Every So Often
The most important thing  you should notice is that you need to find table legs that greatly fit your epoxy tables
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However, there are many stores that sell metal table legs. If you are wondering where to find a reputable store, then Flowyline Design is the choice for you.
We - Flowyline Design is a furniture manufacturer based in California and sells various customizable table legs and bases. We have many good reviews and are willing to bring the best service for you. 

If you want to customize the legs to suit your tabletop or your bench, we're ready to help you. Live chat with us at or leave your email for a 3D rendering. 

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