What size square apron for round table?

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Forum topic by BeauSchless posted 10-28-2015 09:24 PM 561 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2015 09:24 PM

I’m the process of making a 44” round hard maple table, similar to a Hans Wegner CH338 (but without the leaves). I’m current;ly in the stage of gluing up the top, which will be 44” diameter x 1”. The legs will be 2 diameter turned legs (purchased).

I intend to do a square apron and use floating mortise and tenons to connect the apron to the legs. But I don’t know how big I should make the apron. Is there any general rule of thumb for the size of an apron for a a round table?

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#1 posted 10-28-2015 09:40 PM

The only practical consideration is, will a chair with arms fit?

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#2 posted 10-28-2015 10:07 PM

I don’t know of any rules of thumb, but you could Google “round table plans” to see what others have done. I would probably make the aprons 3-4” wide and set them back so that the corners are 3-4” from the edge of the table. FWIW

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