If I make a base for a coffee table like this picture(sorry for the rough sketch)
measurements arent exact yet, just estimates.
I want to allow for movement since the top will be glued up maple or ash, not sure yet, and Id prefer to not have any type of clips exposed to view.
The top will be approx 24x56.
If I just put floating tenons? in the stretcher, mortise them only into center board of top, will that be enough to hold the top down if table is lifted by top?
I thought about boring into the bottom of the stretcher, but if the top is only 1 inch or less thick, theres not alot of wood to grab.
Its a learning process for me. I dont want to use a standard apron and legs.
any help would be appreciated.
Pocket joints would be exposed, dont want to put plugs in if I can prevent it.