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Do I need any bracing / supports underneath a large plywood tabletop?

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Forum topic by Jimothy posted 05-18-2022 03:29 AM 318 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jimothy

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05-18-2022 03:29 AM

Hey, I am making a simple 48×78 table out of 3/4 baltic birch ply, and simply screwing on metal legs from amazon.

What I am wondering is, do I need to make a sort of apron, or battens underneath to prevent warping is this not an issue with ply wood? I was also considering doing a sort of “X”

This is for indoor.

Let me know what you think


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#1 posted 05-18-2022 12:27 PM

There are responses in your other post.

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#2 posted 05-18-2022 01:50 PM

Definitely need some sort of bracing otherwise, that plywood will sag. Maybe wide edgebanding that provides strength—plus it will cover up the plywood edge.

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