Three legged trestle
Three-Legged Trestle

Three-Legged Trestle is the result of practice research into efficient use of materials, basic structural principles, self-build and the sharing of creative knowledge. By having three legs instead of four, the trestle is materially more efficient, less expensive to build and structurally more sound. When a lateral force is applied the trestle will rotate about the third leg in accordance with basic structural principles of applied forces and turning moments. It is therefore less likely to topple over in the way a four-legged trestle would topple.

Three-Legged Trestle is designed to be inexpensive to self-build using basic carpentry construction skills and tools.

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Print double-sided A3 and fold to A5 to read correctly.