Overhang of tables

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11-15-2013 02:51 PM

I am building a table for my wife that she wants to be 36” by 36” with a 36” height (Don’t ask me, those dimensions are ridiculous I think). My question is what overhang should I have for the table ends and sides? I am planning for 5” aprons and 4 inch turned legs.

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 09:38 PM

Anyone got any ideas?

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 09:56 PM

I would have no more than 2-4 inches. Not that it matters, but most tables are only about 32 inches tall. The 36×36 seems small, but that is dependant on what it’s being used for.

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 10:01 PM

It all depends on leg placement. Leg location and overhang go hand in hand.
Assuming your design has the legs set at the corners, with aprons the only framing between legs… a 1-3” overhang is usually sufficient. On tables where there is more substantial frame work between two legs (such as craftsman style dining tables) the overhang needs to be 12-18”.

Standard dining table height is 29-31”, however 36” is more like counter height dining. It will require special chairs that are tall enough.

Best of luck!

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#4 posted 11-15-2013 10:03 PM

I agree totally monte, 36 in hieght is too tall for that table. But she wants to fit these 24 in tall bar stools under it. So 2-4 inch overhang is plenty?

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