Last night I was at a wonderful dinner in Sedona (report to follow in a later post). However, at this very nice restaurant, the table wobbled, as tables so often do in restaurants.
Here is my question: Why do restaurants still buy tables with four legs?? I understand in the old style table, where legs were at each corner of the table, four legs facilitates having 1-4 guests at a table without the legs getting in the way. But most restaurants nowadays use tables that have a single pedestal in the middle, that then sits on -- and this is my problem -- four legs. Here is an example:
Why not three legs? Three legs are inherently stable, and in the pedestal design don't have to be any more obtrusive than four. Even if the ground is uneven flagstone, a table with three legs still will not wobble. A table with four legs almost always will.
Stop the madness.