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Jan Khmelnytsky
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Unless you anticipate the legs being stressed primarily in the direction of the longer cross section, the table leg’s strength in the face of day-to-day use will generally be proportional to the width of the short cross section. As long as that is sufficiently sized, you should be fine. It begs the question though, would the table not look blocky if viewed head-on with the long sides of the rectangular legs presenting? Perhaps this is an advertisement for the usefulness of Paul’s recent video on full sized mock-ups.