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Forum topic by sbrader posted 08-31-2015 09:36 PM 358 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2015 09:36 PM

I am wrapping up a cherry podium I’m building for my son’s church. I planed down a 4×4 to about 2.5×2.5 for the center post that I wrapped in cherry. My fear is that it will be quite top heavy once they put their Bible, notes, etc. on the top. I don’t want to make the feet any larger than I have them because of the kick/trip hazard. I’ve thought of drilling one or more holes into the bottom of the post for adding weight. Any suggestions on something that would help add weight/stability to the finished piece?

Thanks for any suggestions!


-- Scottie McScottie

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#1 posted 09-01-2015 07:53 PM

Scott, for my pedestal table project, it was going to do double duty to support the Christmas in April house & I had the same top heavy concerns. There was room in the base & I filled it with layers of 3/4”mdf that I had on hand, 4 4”x5”x 1.5” blocks were perfect. I did the same thing for the candle stands in my projects too, just for some safety.

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