I have been asked to build a display stand for a 60 million year-old Saw Tooth Stalagmite that will be displayed in the Deadwood Visitors Center. The stalagmite weighs 450 pounds and is about 3 1/2 feet tall and 28 inches across at the widest point.
It will be placed in one of the corners of the room so it will be protected on two sides, being a degreed engineer I understand the various statics and dynamics of the project and am trying to come up with the best design to ensure the stalagmite does not tip over if a rambunctious tourist thinks they are Hercules and tries to move it.
Anyone ever make something similar and have any lessons learned they wish to share?
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