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#1 posted 01-20-2020 02:29 AM

MCM is a little out of my wheelhouse but 5/8 tenons sounds a bit small, because sometimes uncouth people or kids sit on coffee tables. Are you going to angle the ends of the cleats to splay the legs? (as opposed to angling the holes) I might bump the tenons to 7/8 and make the legs 1-1/8 at the top, or even 1-1/4. But maybe I m overengineering. Also I agree with Steven, I would screw on the cleats.

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5/8” tennons are pretty common on chairs. Unless the angles are extreme, i’d think they’re strong enough for a small table.

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