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barbin
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Post by barbin » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:24 pm

Is the plan strong enough to support a 1/4" plate steel top? The plate weighs about 300 lb total.

What steps would you recommend to make the table stronger?

Suso
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Post by Suso » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:49 pm

I think you will not have problems, can you share a pic with me?

barbin
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Post by barbin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:41 pm

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I wanted an extra 1/4 on top so I didn't have to route out more than half of the plywood. Couldn't find tracks less than 1/2 depth

Suso
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Post by Suso » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:59 pm

this t-track is more or less 1/4"

barbin
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Post by barbin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:05 pm

Thank you for the quick reply! Since I've already got the metal and the t-track I'd still be curious to know what you think of ways to make the cabinet more heavy duty. And of course I understand that there's no guarantees

Suso
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Post by Suso » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:23 pm

I think that if you reinforce the bottom of the lid with a couple of "L shaped" steel it will work!

barbin
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Post by barbin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:24 pm

Thank you very much suso!

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