Measurement Tips for Attaching Table Leg Braces

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Learn tips on how to measure to attach table leg braces in this free carpentry and woodworking video. View Video Transcript

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Michael Etzrodd

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The next step is we want to attach these diagonal pieces to our apron. What that'll do is create a notch in the piece that again how I explained earlier, will house our table leg. We do that be setting it in place and again I'll just make a little bit of a mark right where the edge of the wood is. Using my combination square I'll draw a line. Now, since this is a 45 degree angle I know that this dimension is going to be the same on all of my pieces on each side. So once I get that dimension down which is 2 1/2 inches I'm just going to relay that on the edges of all my apron pieces. Finishing it off with a line that way we'll know our square. So we know our piece is going to sit just inside of our line. I usually like to put a little x to indicate it do you don't get mixed up. So that's what we're going to do next, is we're going to apply these pieces like so.