Make Strong Corner Braces for Tables and Cabinets

One way to add strength to the base of a cabinet or table is to install corner blocks. These angled braces reinforce the joints connecting the legs and rails of a project. In addition, they provide a way to attach the upper part of a cabinet or tabletop to the base.

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Laying Out Corner Blocks. For the strongest braces, lay out the corner blocks as shown above on the extra-long blank. Then you can cut the blocks to size.

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Cutting Notch. To cut accurate notches, clamp a stop block to an auxiliary fence on the miter gauge.

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Drilling Holes for Screws. Finally, drill pilot holes for attaching the corner blocks to the base and case.

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