|Forum topic by newbiewoodworker||posted 08-12-2013 09:47 PM||703 views||1 time favorited||2 replies|
08-12-2013 09:47 PM
Ladies and Gents,
Not really sure the right wording for describing what this is, but I guess I will have to try—didn’t think to take a picture of it…
Essentially my boss wants me to reconstruct a set of sorting tables that we have for holding large totes full of beer-bottles. These totes way somewhere in the 25kg range and perhaps 2ft by 3ft—we can fit 1.5 of them on the table width wise and maybe 5 length wise—, and we can have anywhere from 10 to 20 of them on a single table at a given time. Usually on the lower end, but the higher end has occurred! These tables are about the size of a sheet of plywood, and are comprised primarily of 2×4s, strapping, and plywood (table top). There are no raised edges on this table!
I hardly have a full-shop available for my use. I might have a tablesaw, a circular saw, maybe a bandsaw, and of course a drill and some hand tools. I doubt that I will have a dado set, but I can probably do some narrow ones by doing a few passes on the TS—maybe a few larger ones, but not too many since that will be quite a lot of passes!
He told me that I have the ability to design it how I see fit, although if it falls down I doubt he will have confidence in me from then forth! This is by far no fine woodworking project, but rather utilitarian!
What I am thinking is to do a framework of four-legs, bound together at the top (duh), bottom, and some cross bracing. I am then thinking that in the top members I will dado out a spot for the ply to sit into. Under that will be a small framework to provide some rigidity to the table top.
Not really sure if this is followable, but if anyone has any ideas that would be appreciated!
-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."