Table Frames

Wooden Table Frames

The frame of tables, such as for picnic tables, is composed of horizontal rails immediately beneath the top and parallel with its edge. It is sometimes omitted on small tables, called "stands" but is common for the larger varieties. It serves as a means of binding the supports and top together as well as strengthening the top, which might otherwise sag beneath its load. The depth of frame gives apparent as well as real solidity to the whole structure.

Table Anatomy

The depth of the frame of the table is largely a matter of individual taste. If, however, the table is one at which a person is to sit, with his knees beneath it, the frame must not be so deep as to reduce the space between its lower edge and the floor to less than two feet.

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