|Forum topic by KenBry||posted 04-12-2016 08:24 PM||392 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-12-2016 08:24 PM
I am designing up a gun cart for Cowboy action shooting. Number 1, the design has to be light. The base of the cart essentially looks like a large tray. 4 sides 4/4 lumber 4-6 inches tall. one side is planned to be 16” long, the other is planned to be 20-22” long. The lumber I have is Canary wood. I plan to use a piece of 1/2” birch plywood as the floor.
The tray will hold a box that will weigh about 25 lbs. This box will double as a stool that I can sit on while its in the tray. I weigh 250.
So I need to figure out how to get the tray floor to support basically 300lbs without breaking. I am concerned that a simple Rabbet might not hold up to the abuse and weight.
One idea I have is to rabbet and extend the lower rabbet edge to support more of the floor.
Right now I am using rough numbers as I need to get this part figured out before I move ahead.
Open to all ideas.
-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.