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    Live edge table opinions please

    This is a current project I'm working on. It's my first ever live edge table and I feel like I'm stuck.
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    I was going to do straight tapered legs but just didn't like the look so I gave them a slight curve with a taper.
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    Then I took a piece of 1/4" ply and attached the legs to it, set the top on it to see what it looks like and everyone says it was missing something.
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    This morning I went out and whipped up some quick plywood rails with a curve along the bottom edge as I didn't want to waste any of the good wood and put them in place and the wife and daughter both agreed it made a difference and that it looked much better.
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    I'm still on the fence as it does look better but am thinking if the rails should be narrower. In this picture they are the same height as in the others but the top hides more of the rail so they look thinner.
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    Alan I don't do much flat work any more, but with that top, I think it needs something a little more in line with that great burl. Them legs are really well done,but I think it needs some thing more rustic. I'm sure what ever you come up with is gonna be great, as always.

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    Great hunk of wood! If I may, I think the footprint is too large for the top. Legs also look spindly with the top. Some things to think about.
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    another vote for not being a good mix, contemporary and conventional style not going well. i would tend to go with some curved legs of some sort.
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    FWIW. I see some seriously beefy, curved legs well under the top, sort of like a tree trunk growing out of the ground.
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    Agree with all of the above. Legs look nice on their own but not with the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    FWIW. I see some seriously beefy, curved legs well under the top, sort of like a tree trunk growing out of the ground.

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    For the proportions of the top, I'd go with a central column or turned pedestal to make the top stand out more.
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    Everyone here confirms my thoughts on this as I feel the legs should be closer to the center with more of a curve. Something similar to this.
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    The only problem is I have a design constraint as they want to be able to temporarily store items ready to ship under the table. Think guitars in cases.

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    From rustic to elegant. I like it!
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