# Get makecell thead to emulate font size of table environment?

I have a table defined like this:

\begin{table}[]
\tiny


It contains a table header in bold with a line break between words.

\textbf{\thead{word1 \\ word2}}


I added this to my pre-amble as per this answer, because \makecell or \thead sets the font size to \footnotesize.

\usepackage{makecell}

How do I get \makecell and \thead to just emulate the table environment? Sometimes my tables use font size \normalsize and other times \tiny and other font sizes.
• you have not provided a test file but I would assume \renewcommand\theadfont{} does the right thing if you don't want the command to change the font – David Carlisle Feb 25 '18 at 12:10
 \renewcommand\theadfont{}