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Rabbet Panel. After sizing a pane! to fit the frame, adjust its height by rabbeting the top edge. You want the "tile" recess to match the tile thickness plus space for adhesive.
Squaring Up the Corners. Next, / set down the router and picked up a sharp chisel to carefully square the rounded corners left by the rabbeting bit
Rabbet the Frame. Get started by using a hand-held router with a rabbeting bit installed to cut a 3k" x 3k" rabbet around the bottom, inside edge of the frame.
ATTACH THE TOP. Once you've glued the panel in place, the top can be attached to the table base. The metal "figure-8" fasteners that I used made this an easy job (left drawing). One fastener countersunk into the center of each top rail, as shown in detail 'b/ will hold the top tightly to the base.
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