The sides of the legs are each 8″ long and the brace connecting them is cut at 6.5″ wide.
I also want to mention, I mitered the bottom of the legs at 15 degrees so the legs sit flush when unfolded. I felt like this would help the overall look.
Next, I used a jig saw to round the top of the legs. This allows them to unfold without interfering with the apron. (You think I would have taken a photo of this… bad blogger… bad, bad blogger.)
Side Note – this was my first time using a jig saw and man, I can’t wait to come up with more projects using it! It is so easy to use you’ll really want to add this tool to your workshop sooner than later.
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Hi, I was working on this table and got to the part about drilling the holes to attach the legs. So far, yours are the only plans that tell where to drill the hole for the apron, but no one gives any measurement as to where to drill the hole on the legs.
I honestly lined the leg and the apron up and drilled through both. I did run into an issue (because I didn’t measure) and used my jigsaw to round the ends to allow for the legs too fold up. That might be why I didn’t give exact measurements! Sometimes, I wing it… which leads to less accurate DIY instructions!
Thanks for following along. Happy building!