Our aprons are mortised-and-tenoned to the table legs, giving the table base a strong structural support. Standard (straight) aprons can be reduced in height or aprons can be designed like the dutch, shaker or arched apron to allow extra leg room for sitting. The french apron is more for aesthetic appeal than extra leg room. 6-8″ deep aprons provide extra drawer height and are not designed for sitting. Trestle and pedestal tables do not have aprons, giving you the same added bonus of extra space.