|Forum topic by TrakeM||posted 03-16-2015 02:45 PM||596 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-16-2015 02:45 PM
I am working on a desk with the following specs:
Must support 400 lbs on top
I have decided to use maple butcher block for the top. I am thinking about making the base in 3 pieces. The piece to the left and right side would have shelf space on the bottom and middle. It would be a basic box design using dado joints and made from either 3/4 plywood or 1.5” thick southern yellow pine. I have a few questions for anyone who might be able to help.
Do you think this would be strong enough to support the necessary weight? Should I go with 3/4 plywood or 1.5” SYP? If 3/4, what type of plywood?
I appreciate any help anyone can give me on this design. I am including a few pics of a drawing I made of my