This is the beginning sketch of a piece for a new client. The client is a seamstress who wants a cutting table. I've got the style about as she wants it with these slender turned legs. She wants a shelf at the bottom and that's the subject of my question.
I think I need to include stretchers between the legs. At least from front to back. What should I do with the shelf, then? Should it wrap around the legs as I've got it? Should I leave the long edges of the shelf short of the legs so there's a little gap? Or should I do something else?
By the way, there'll be drawers and doors in the space under the top. there are a couple of shelves on the other side.