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#1 posted 03-17-2011 06:36 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone.

The whole top is actually 24 wide, the 2×4 center portion (milled down to 1.5×3) is 18 but in the little image it looks like a 19. The center is surrounded by 4×4s (milled down to 3×3). Right click and view image to see it larger.

To keep it from racking I had planned on enclosing the 2 sides and back with plywood. Between the legs there will be a single shelf to collect junk and saw dust.

I was thinking of using cross dowels to hold the base together so I can adjust for the seasons and to disassemble it when we move. I am not sure of the best way to attach the top to the base. I thought about using cross dowels also but am not entirely sure if this is the way to go. I thought about using 3 long lag bolts on each side but with seasonal movement I am afraid of the bolts just yanking the threads out.

Thoughts?

Thank you,
David

-- David, maker of fine sawdust --


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