Ties, around hear at least, are pretty rough and usually softwood. I recently went shopping for some to use outside around a flower bed and could not find any suitable even for that. The creosote scares me both for finishing properties and for food contact.
Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan
Another suggestion that came to me via PM was to seek out hardware meant for farm use, such as silos. However, I like some of your ideas as well. Had not thought of chain, but that would not offer any compression resistance and would have to be tensioned against the leg connection. This might loosen up over time.
Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta
As for the ties, for a more rustic table perhaps, but this will be indoors and used as a dining table.
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