|Forum topic by jtrz||posted 03-11-2015 01:13 AM||656 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-11-2015 01:13 AM
So I’m working on a design for a desk. I have decided to use a torsion box for the top because I want it to be able to have a decently long span with out aprons or other supports. I like having the underside of the table as open as possible so can put rolling cabinets, etc underneath. It also means the table top won’t be too heavy.
Because it will mainly be used as a computer desk, I would like small voids/holes that go through the whole thickness of the torsion box. These voids would be for cords to go through.
Since a torsion box is already kind of overkill for a desk that won’t be under major loads my thinking is that a hole or two won’t majorly effect it’s ability to withstand these loads.
So does anyone have any experience with a torsion box with holes or voids? I’ve done pretty extensive searches and haven’t found anything that talks about this particular issue.
Thanks for any input you all might have.