Re: tripod-trestle tables - leg angles?
- One bit of advice, provide a mechanism to positively join the legs to
the table top when its setup... if your site is not perfectly level
(and usually they are not) the two sets of legs will not be at the
same angle, and the top will rock terribly on the two high points.
If you do create this positive connection however, it helps if your
table top can flex a bit, then it well settle down nicely on uneven
--- In email@example.com, "Julian" <smnco37@...> wrote:
> Gentles of the List
> - I've just been asked to make one of these tables - loose boards
> two 3-legged trestles, - for easy set-up, take-down, storage, and
> transport to events.
> I've never made one previously.
> Would any gentle who HAS done so, care to let me know what leg-
> off-the-vertical they have found to be good?
> 5 degrees? 7 degrees? 10 degrees?
> Intended primary use is for cooking preparation at events; social
> dining will be a secondary use. So I don't visualise any major down-
> loads - like someone climbing onto the table, or sitting on it.
> I thought to use joinery-grade pine for the planks of the table-top
> because they'll need to be scrubbed clean frequently; and oak for
> legs and the crossbeams - the probable stress-loads at the point
> the legs are sunk into the cross-rails seeming to require a dense
> Help, - of your charity, please?
> in "olde" Jersey.