I recently inherited a table. It is rather heavy with a solid maple top. Two of its legs have failed at their attachment points (one was fastened with a hanger bolt and the other with a machine bolt & threaded insert, which I was told was installed after that leg's hanger bolt failed). Here are those two legs (I do not know why there are screws driven into them):
I have 4 replacement legs that I've already notched out to the same dimensions as the old legs, and I was planning on removing all current legs and re-bolting the new ones to the corner braces. However, the table's skirt is splintering at one corner, and the corrugated fastener holding the apron in place also looks suspect.
If I hanger-bolt the new legs on, won't they just fail again? Should I through-bolt them instead? Will the damaged corner continue disintegrating? I have limited access to tools right now and a very limited budget. I'm not looking for a perfect fix, just a sturdy table.
Thank you for any help and guidance you can provide!