Hello, all. I'm designing a dining room table, here mocked up real size in 2x4s and plywood, prior to final construction out of maple. the table top is 48" square, and the base has outer dimensions of 24" x 24".
we're putting int into a corner bench arrangement, so I want to avoid legs on the corners, so I started out with a pedestal design, but have moved now to a sort of trestle.
My challnge is he inherent tippiness of the design: lean down too hard on the edge, and the thing tips. (see bottom right image) Constraints: Knee clearance means I can't push the trestle any wider. maple vs pine with make the whole thing somewhat more massive, which will help. Also, I intend to double up the thickness of the legs, from 1.5" to 3". again, more wood = more mass.
Any thoughts on design improvement?