Hairpin legs for 40 bar table

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Forum topic by flemdog posted 01-26-2017 05:07 PM 399 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2017 05:07 PM

Hello guys just have a few questions. I am in the process of getting a piece of wood either cherry, walnut, or oak. I am going to use hairpin legs that are 40 inches tall. The table length is 83 inches the lumber will be 1 inch thick and the width only needs to be between 10-12 inches. Main question is will the table not be sturdy if I use the hair pin legs since it is 7 foot 3 inches long or will I be OK?

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#1 posted 01-27-2017 02:09 AM

One inch wood at that length will sag in the middle, leg type wont matter.

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#2 posted 01-27-2017 02:14 AM

I expect it might sag but a piece of wood screwed
to the bottom will stiffen it up nicely.

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#4 posted 01-27-2017 02:42 AM

Thanks for the replays and I apologize I am a beginner . Two things if I used 3/4 black pipe with flange and also ran pipe across the bottom and connected all the legs would that help ? Also when you say attach a piece of wood across the bottom what do you mean by that ?? Thank you

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