Up until this point I've used wood screws to connect a playing surface and rail to the base of a poker table, but I've heard of people using other methods. Could you help point me in a different direction than screwing them together? Thank you!
Okay. I think I got it. I want to go with threaded inserts and connector bolts. Sorry for all the silly questions, but I've only ever used wood screws and I just want to use something more professional looking. One more question though: How do you line up the holes to insert the bolt into the insert?
You state "threaded insert". This is different than "Tee Nut." You definitely want a tee nut and use it as described by Mental Nomad. As far as how you line up the holes... you drill through both parts at the same time. This guarantees both holes line up.
Here is a link to the insert nuts I use.http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=44237&cat=3,43715,45375 I've had much more luck with these than tee nuts. To line up my sheets so that the holes are lined up, I lay them on top of eachother exactly where I want them, then use a temporary screw in each spot that I will put a bolt in. Take a screw out, and drill the hole for the nit and bolt, then insert the nut and attach the bolt, which keeps it together now that the screw is gone. Work your way around the table until all the screws are replaced with bolts. This way there is no extra holes in the table from screws in different spots.