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    Table Leg Question

    For the legs in this table that I covet, how big would you say those legs are at the top--the square part?

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    Cynthia, the way to figure it out is to have the dimensions of the table, whichever, any one will do. Once you have that, measure the proportion of the known part with the unknown part. Unless you know one dimension, then anything else is a guess.
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    4 to 5"
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    You're right, Ken, I know, and I thought of that. But I wanted a ballpark. And Larry has come to the rescue! 4-5" Great! Thank you both!
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    cynthia i went back and looked further he calls that his green mountain leg and its 7"
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    I saw plans for a table just like this in my files the other day. I'll dig them up and send them to you if you would like them.
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    Exciting stuff. Are you going to turn the legs?
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    i was going to say they started out life as 4x4's....
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    Specs say standard is 4x4, optional turned is 5.5"
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    table like this have 17" tall legs so looking at the pic the top would be 4"
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