Yes the table is completely portable. I suspect you could get away without the stretcher but the legs would need to be tied together in some fashion or another because of the weight of the table top the legs will always want to push out and separate. I think there is nominal pressure on the clips but pressure all the same. I hope you have had some time to get into the shop. If you would like I can message you a drawing I did for the legs and it would give you a template. Let me know.