I have a problem that I am hoping you can help me with. I am in the process of making a picnic table for my family so we can enjoy summer evenings out doors. I'm building it out of 2x4 lumber which is actually 1.5"x3.5" dimensional. The plans I have recommend cutting out a cardboard template and just 'fudging' the angles. Not my style!
So here is the problem: Imagine we have two crossing parralelograms in an X shape making up the legs at one end of the table. I know the width of the table top (w) and the height I want the table to be (h). Each parallelogram also has a known altitude of 3.5". Given just this information is it possible to figure out the length I need to cut each leg and the angle I need to cut the miters?
Thanks everyone! -Nate