|Forum topic by sanfranciscocedarco||posted 01-06-2015 07:25 AM||763 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-06-2015 07:25 AM
Hello. I designed a large buffet table for a client. The top is 7’ long and 15 ” wide. It is a 6 legged table so the front has two 36” arched apron rails, with a leg on the outside of each and one leg in the center. The Apron is 4” wide at the leg and swoops to 2” in the center. This makes for a nice gentle arch that I like very much. The problem is with the shorter rails that run from front to back. The top is only 15” So when u add up 2 3/4” times 2 for each leg. 1” overhang on each side for the top, (which is already less than I wanted.. was designed for 1 1/4 overhang. ) There is only 7 1/2” left for the apron rail. It looked fine on my story board. Now in real life it looks tiny, and the curve, from 4’’ to 2” in such a short distance looks… Well, Not good to me. Any thoughts on this? I should keep the same 4-2 arch right? I could make them straight. But I want the arch. What I don’t like is that the front is such a nice swooping curve and the side is a tight coffee can like radius. What would u do?
Oh one last thing. this table will be viewed often from the side, as the table is in the entry to the living room and kitchen. I gotta get this right.
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