Trying to repair kitchen table legs
Hi, I've got an old kitchen table who's legs are coming out.
This already happened once and I removed the panels the legs are attached to (from the table), and found that the legs have basically a single large nail holding it to the panel (looks like a railroad spike or something). I hammered it down, but the legs weren't completely flush with the panel and still had a bit of a wobble. Then all I did was roll it across my tile and the grout dip was enough to pry it back out (the picture shows after my wife also spun the table, and the leg pry'ed more tipping the table over).
Any idea what the "correct way" is to fix this, and get the legs flush against the panel, and how to prevent the nails from prying out in the future?
Tempted to just add some wood screws and wood glue between the panel and the legs, but I don't want to damage a family heirloom.