Small farmhouse table, anyone experienced in woodworking?
Hey everyone! I have been looking for a reasonable farmhouse table and haven't found anything so far. Since we NEED a table I've decided to make one, I hope that I've found some reclaimed wood from old barn siding and of course I could get the timbers from Lowes or somewhere.
My issue is, I like the X-leg style of table (linked below), while i think I've figured out how it's put together, I'm a little skeptical about its integrity. Does a style like this just put all the weight and stress on one point? I mean, joining the two planks weakens them already since they have half of them chiseled out right there but then to have the mortise and tenon right through the middle...is that too much?
I know this is not the expertise of this forum, I'm sorry if this is too out of place...I did post on the woodworking forum but I don't think anyone's been on there since July
Here is a link that might be useful: X-leg table