I have multiple tables like this for my vegetable garden. They serve their purpose but I’d like them to be more stable. The 5 ft vertical posts are very wobbly and that’s a big part of my concern.

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    add diagonal bracing. – Solar Mike Apr 20 at 10:08
  • Will 1 on both sides do it? – John Bramble Apr 20 at 10:12
  • It may be enough for you - how will I know, if not then X bracing... – Solar Mike Apr 20 at 10:12

I can see a couple of options, diagonal bracing is one - shown as the brown X, a joint between the two braces where they cross will also help.

But another option can be re-inforcing triangles in the corners shown in blue - these can be larger if you wish, also depends on the strength of the horizontal member.

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  • What should I use for the corner triangles? And would that make the vertical posts more stable? I almost want to rebuild all the tables but it will take too much time. – John Bramble Apr 20 at 14:55
  • Does not have to be a full triangle... But plywood or 2*1 or suitable size... Stability was the whole point of your original question... – Solar Mike Apr 20 at 15:00
  • So, accepting the answer using the tick is customary. – Solar Mike Apr 20 at 15:18
  • I think I did. Thanks for the help. – John Bramble Apr 21 at 3:48
  • On the top left below the vote number and up & down arrows is a tick symbol, usually in grey until you use it, goes green when you have ticked it. – Solar Mike Apr 21 at 3:50

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