I’m working on a 9 ft table. The top will be 2x pine lumber (1.5” thick). I am planning to use 4×4 posts in the corners and 2×4 aprons, all construction grade pine lumber. With a slight overhang of the table top and the 4×4 posts I’m looking at a span of about 8 feet for the 2×4 apron that runs the length of the table.
Is an 8 foot span is going to be strong enough if I ever decided to stand on my table? I’m 270 lbs.
All of the charts or calculators to figure out load strength I’ve found online are for joists or rafters, not furniture.