I was talking about the cross braces on the legs. The middle stretcher is very important. With a wider table the mid height isn't so bad but they bother me personally at that height I'm ALWAYS hitting my shin on them Personal preference there though cause some people don't like kicking them. I always kick me feet up and use them as a foot rest.
Here are a couple more of my drawings which may help visualization of what I’m describing. My current plan is to do the entire build without hardware, so my thought is to attach the top to the base with through dowels on the top support and anchor blocks attached to the bottom of the table top. That’s what the larger circles theough the top support are for.
I agree with the "leave it be" approach. My favorite guitar is now 25 years old or so, and its got a lot of dings and dangs from late night jambs, a few performances, and lots of campfire howling. The guitar wears it use as a badge of honour!
It blows my mind that people are paying good money for something brand new that people are breaking to look like a replica.TerryMcK, the road worn look should come from the hard work of getting the tools that way, but I digress. lewisc, did you end up getting the guitar and doing anything with it?