Trestle table with stretcher at top only?

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07-23-2014 06:56 PM

Thoughts on building a trestle table, but instead of having the stretcher run at foot level or even knee level, just having one positioned right below the top itself? the stretcher could be designed with a height more than adequate for keeping the table top itself from buckling but i’m not sure how to think about keeping the legs from spreading out near the floor. My wife is wanting a trestle, but i really hate having my feet/knees restricted like happens with these types of tables. the top is 6’ x 39” and 1.5” thick soft maple.
many thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 07-23-2014 07:07 PM

Make the trestle as more of an arch – so that you can control the leg spread, having more “meat” at the legs and thin in the middle.

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