Author Topic: Outdoor Table & Benches.  (Read 447 times)

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Offline Birdhunter

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Outdoor Table & Benches.
« on: April 14, 2020, 03:01 AM »
I’m beginning a project for young impecunious young friends hard hit by the shutdown.

It’s a 5’ by 3” outdoor table with 2 benches. I have a photo of what they want so I am not flying blind. The table will have a “frame” with slats running the short distance across the frame. The frame sides are doubled up 3/4” boards Each 3.5” high. The slats will be 7” wide and 3/4” thick. Dominos will be the major joining method.

I have a concern about the frame warping twisting over time.

Would adding 2 midspan stringers each 2 feet in from the table’s ends create a torsion box stiffness to the top?

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