Table leg apron spacing
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Building a farm table with big 5 inch legs. Is there any standard way to space the aprons on the legs. The aprons are 1 1/2 thick. Should I center the aprons on the 5 inches or bring out towards the front of the legs.

Reason I ask is I plan to do a 2 inch pinned mortise and tennon. If I center the aprons the two 2 inch mortises gets close to meeting in the middle of the leg.
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  Re: Table leg apron spacing by GOVOLS (Building a farm tabl...)
I seldom place aprons at the middle of the leg unless it's by necessity (skinny leg). On legs that big with a thick apron I might inset them 3/4", or a bit less than that. I also almost always use glue blocks on the inside, and that leaves more room for those.
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#11
  Re: Re: Table leg apron spacing by KC (I seldom place apron...)
thanks brother
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#12
  Re: Re: Table leg apron spacing by KC (I seldom place apron...)
On legs that are from 1-1/2 to 2" square at the top, I'll leave about a 1/4" reveal.
So, on a 5" leg, 1/2 to 3/4" seems about right.
If the tenons meet inside the mortises, just cut a bevel on them.
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#13
  Re: Table leg apron spacing by GOVOLS (Building a farm tabl...)
As several others have indicted, just play with the offset between the leg and the rail until you get something you like.

If you decide you like the rails centered, you can always cut your tenons *off-center* on the rails, or cut mitered tenons, etc.

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#14
  Re: Table leg apron spacing by GOVOLS (Building a farm tabl...)
Yeah, don't center the aprons on the legs. I agree that about a 1/4"-1/2" offset from the front would be good. Otherwise the apron will be visually buried under the tabletop.
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#15
  Re: Re: Table leg apron spacing by Bibliophile 13 (Yeah, don't center t...)
HUGE legs!
Keeping them inset about 1/8" from front = less interference from adjacent mortices.
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  Re: Re: Table leg apron spacing by Gary G™ (On legs that are fro...)
Gary G™ said:


On legs that are from 1-1/2 to 2" square at the top, I'll leave about a 1/4" reveal.


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