|Forum topic by Beeguy||posted 08-27-2009 07:52 PM||4006 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-27-2009 07:52 PM
I have a question regarding a farm table I am in the processing of building. The top is 86”x39” and 9/8” thick. I made it out of wormy soft maple. The legs and aprons are made from plain soft maple. The aprons are 3 ½ “ wide and almost 7/8” thick. The tabletop extends 8” past the apron on the long ends.
I would like to add an 18 inch “company board” to one side. While I have occasionally seen these I have never been able to look underneath the table to see how it was attached. My thought is to use two hardwood strips that would extend from the company board, through notches in the apron to a reasonable distance underneath. Then it should easily slid in and out when needed.
My concern is the apron will be acting as a fulcrum and bearing all the weight. Not that this will be heavy but I am concerned if someone leans on it or uses it for support when getting up from the table. Will the apron support the weight or should I attach an additional bracket of some sort directly to (near the end) the table top.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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