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This is the table you're referring to.



I suppose you could add small rails under the shelf. I would move the point at which the taper starts down and I would be inclined to repeat the bead at the bottom of the aprons. Don't make the rails very big or you'll ruin the lightness of the table.
 

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yeah thats it. I'm not following it exactly just using it as a reference. Also they use, what they call, 'S clips' for fixing the table top in place but I can't find them anywhere. Are they called something else over here? I thought they could be useful, not just for this but for other projects.
 

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You could use wooden buttons with small mortises cut into the aprons instead of the grooves or you could use large washers installed so they fit into the groove. You could also probably find some Z-channel from which to cut the clips.
 

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Just one problem with using rails to support the shelf....

How you going to fit it between the legs unless you put it in during assembly. :?

Another option that stil needs the shelf fitting as part of the assembly is to notch the inside of the 4 legs and just trap the shelf in the slots, if left loose it will allow the shelf to expand & contract unlike the doweled design, something like this

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I also thought it would go in at an angle but could always check at the dry fit stage.
 

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