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#1 posted 01-24-2017 01:52 AM

Don Stephenson,

It seems to me that the Trestle Bases would get in the way when working at the table. A simple bottom stretcher rail connecting the legs and that supports the lowest shelf and is kept off the floor could eliminate the Trestle Bases.

The lower shelves, if made from solid wood could expand against the legs and stress the joinery. Either installing lower shelves a little narrower than the inside space between the legs or notching the legs would allow for expansion.

The bread board ends are fine, but can be a lot of work and a little tricky to get tight joints that allow the top to expand and contract across the top’s width.

Since you are building this craft table, the height can be whatever you like. Therefore the table surface would ideally be a height that is most comfortable for the person using the table. This height may be 36” or maybe some other height. On the other hand, if the craft table will be used while seated, a height of 36” would make it fairly easy and inexpensive to buy stools.


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