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Posted on Looking for feedback on some plans I made

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 01:29 AM

However, I have whacked my ankles on them a few times!

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LOL, that’s what John’s talking about. You definitely need to address that in your design.

I have some issues of my own with it. I’m not a fan of the leg design. Screwing together 2X lumber isn’t very strong, and in particular, the way you have the top and bottom frames attached is very weak. You’re screwing into the end grain of pine. Actually screwing into the end grain of any wood is weak, but soft construction lumber will be especially bad. It would have been better to have the 5-1/2” wide board on the front and the 4” on the end (swapped from where they are now) and then you could screw into the front face of the leg and through to the face of the frame piece.

It looks like you put a lot of work into it, but I think it still has a ways to go. It’s not a plan that I would build from much less pay for.

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