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#1 posted 01-24-2017 02:54 PM

I can’t help but wonder, what kind of crafts?

Overall, the table seems “over-engineered” for simple handcrafts. Do you need a lot of strength? Will you be pounding on it?

If not, you can probably save yourself a lot of construction difficulty. If you use 8/4 (or even 5/4) stock for the top and shelves, I think you can skip the torsion-box aprons and the “key” in the shelves (which would also leave expansion/contraction space for the shelf boards). Just fasten the top and shelf boards with screws through the trestle arms and horizontal braces.

Unless you need all that strength . . .

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