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Posted on Tabletop racks a bit - how to fix?

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#1 posted 08-25-2016 03:11 PM

You can do some corner bracing, which will have the same effect as the wider apron, without adding a lot of visual mass in the middle of the table.

You need to spread the forces further down the leg, to counteract the leverage of that 6 foot table. Imagine a 6 foot piece of pipe on the end of a crescent wrench. Doesn’t take much force to rack it.

Greene and Greene did this with their “cloud lift” – to give that needed strength at the leg to apron joint and making it ‘decorative’ but not losing space for your legs to scoot your chair in :-)

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