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table legs are 6 pcs. ea.@ 2x2 30"long placement to be on ea.corner w/1 in the middle on ea.side lengthwise ; table-top is a 2"thick 10"x6' (nominal length WxL). It wasn't until after making that purchase, I questioned would the legs support the weight of the table-top ? Then what's the best method to use for fastening table legs to its top ?

  • Hi Nina, welcome to StackExchange. It seems you're falling into a trap that many do when first making furniture and that is trying to build without plans. This is a mistake on many levels. All you need to do here is find any standard table plan and adapt it to your project's dimensions. "It wasn't until after making that purchase, I questioned would the legs support the weight of the table-top ?" They will, in fact you can ditch two of them! You can safely omit the middle legs, which add complexity and are completely unnecessary in a standard table design. – Graphus Feb 1 at 8:28
  • I second Graphus's comments regarding a standard table plan. Your problem is going to be that the 2" top thicknesses is probably inadequate to secure the legs to prevent racking whenever the table is pushed from a side. That is why most tables have a support apron connecting the legs beneath the top. Click on the 'table-making' tag on your question to see plenty of other questions and answers addressing table design & construction. – Ashlar Feb 1 at 17:50
  • I've heard this design referred to as a "console" table. This tend to be a little more dainty than regular-use tables, and are more for conceptually dividing a room into different domains, and holding books, table lamps, or knick-knacks. – jdv Feb 3 at 18:33

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