|Forum topic by Rob||posted 05-25-2013 07:23 PM||1010 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-25-2013 07:23 PM
I’m building a 6’x6’ stand and so far I have a pretty solid frame built out of 2×4s for the top frame and 2×2s for the legs and middle frame. It needs to hold 300 lbs total, with 100 lbs distributed across the entire surface and an additional 100 lbs at two of the opposite corners. Each of the two load-bearing corners will be reinforced with an extra 2×2 leg.
Now here’s the catch: once I’m done building it, it has to be torn down and shipped. After looking at the shipping rates, I think I’m going to end up spending $150 to ship all that wood.
Edit: decided to go with 1/4” plywood for the top surface instead of the foam, and 1/2” plywood at the load-bearing corners. The foam idea would have saved on shipping but would have been more difficult to work with.
I should have posted here sooner to get everyone’s thoughts before I started construction, but I’m still curious: if you had to build a display table with these specs, how would you do it?
Note that it doesn’t necessarily have to be a knock-down design, but all pieces must break down to fit into 2 boxes that are no bigger than 72”x12”x12” or 37”x37”x9” in order to be shipped cost-effectively (less than $150). Unfortunately, all parts must be shipped because none can be sourced at the destination location.
-- Ask an expert or be the expert - http://woodworking.stackexchange.com