The thickness of the table pairs perfectly with the length of the “ready-rod” which allows you to sandwich the bottom shelf by joining the legs together through the shelf. Don’t over tighten as you might scratch the table top, or if you drilled in an area without backing, crack it even.
I recommend drilling where there is backing, but in order to get a funky look you may have to offset it a bit.
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