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Question Arcade Pedestal Design

I decided to build a arcade console similar to (just the lower part not as much crap on it but the basic structure is there)



However I am think about building a base that is slot fitted so it can be broken down and stored flat. The top is a single unit and sits down with some 'tabs' at the top. (Basically a Mortise and Tenon fit attaching the deck to the pillar\column)

I am curious on a how to design a stable pillar\column that can be broken down.

I did a mockup but I am concerned about off angled forces deforming the box itself once I switch to 3/4 plywood. Any thoughts on bracing techniques? Was thinking a few slot fitted braces in the middle would do.

I was looking at some Japanese style joinery and seeing what I can adapt for less permanent fittings that are very stable since the joystick 'deck' is about 30-40 lbs when completed.

Assuming the 'deck' is about 4' by 3' I am assuming that the pillar would need to be at least 2/3rds that for stability.

Safety pins are just carriage bolts with a nuts on it.



for added security I was thinking a few holes on the top tabs to put safety pins in there also.

Basic material was going to be 3/4 plywood (Birch I am thinking).

Sorry for the crappy image writing this up on a lunch break.
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