Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Denison, TX
2) Would there be enough stability in the longitudinal axis? ................
Either the top plate of the legs will bend and break the metal joints or the screws will pull out of the underside of the table.
The leverage against the height of the table coupled with a heavy person bumping into the end of the table will spell disaster. You will have to figure out what you think is aesthetically pleasing in the way of cross bracing or as stated earlier, larger plate/plates welded to top of legs. That will spread to forces.
Your idea as it presently is proposed would work fine on a coffee table but not on a dining table. I certainly would not build that table design for a customer as presented above.
Anyway, that is just my opinion
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx