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How to remove a wobble from ceramic egg table

Hi all,

new to the forum here, and apologies if this is in the wrong place. I recently built the attached ceramic egg table from a pre-made kit from Yellawood. I've had to make a few adjustments as you can see, given the weak overall design, but one thing that seems to still occur is a small front to back wobble. Any recommendations on how to mitigate this wobble? I bought a few L-brackets, but wasn't sure that would do the trick. Thanks in advance for any advice! Ignore the terrible stain job.
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In which direction is the wobble? Can you add cross bracing, if not on the entire piece top to bottom at least below the shelf? Maybe top to bottom on the back and leave the front open...?

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welcome to the forum.
would you be opposed to attaching some pressure treated
plywood to the back and two ends ?? that should tighten it all up.
there is a lot of pros and cons in my plywood suggestion.
so you need to figure that into any responses you may get.

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would you be opposed to attaching some pressure treated
plywood to the back and two ends ?? that should tighten it all up.
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Thanks for the quick response and recommendation. I wouldn't be able to add a full layer of plywood, given that I need access from the back -- but I wouldn't be against attaching maybe another few 2x4 runs...would that work? I was thinking at the bottom 1/3 along the back, and between the back leg and front legs.... thoughts?
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In which direction is the wobble? Can you add cross bracing, if not on the entire piece top to bottom at least below the shelf? Maybe top to bottom on the back and leave the front open...?

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Will do!

The wobble is front to back (when I'm standing in front of the grill). Can you send an example of what you mean by cross-bracing, please?

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Would something like this work? I'd likely use the same type of steel that I had on the other areas.
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Will do!

The wobble is front to back (when I'm standing in front of the grill). Can you send an example of what you mean by cross-bracing, please?

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Just a quick sketch -
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Thanks David. One more question: could something like the attached work? Two L-shape braces (or maybe four if needed on the front and the back)? I was also thinking shelving hardware that has the cross-bar for extra support may work? Thanks in advance.
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The shelving corbel with the angle brace would probably do the job.


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Thanks David. One more question: could something like the attached work? Two L-shape braces (or maybe four if needed on the front and the back)? I was also thinking shelving hardware that has the cross-bar for extra support may work? Thanks in advance.
It would probably help but I doubt it would work as well as cross-bracing or adding a panel. Of course, adding a panel blocks the ends off and you may not want to do that.

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You could always make an open end frame to retain access to the shelf and not block off much of each end. You could do it in plywood and seal the edges best you could, knowing they won't last quite as long as the rest of the cart. Or you could do them in the same wood as the cart and use half-lap joints to make it plenty strong. Obviously, if you do it out of plywood do it out of a solid piece, no joints.

This would effectively be as strong as a solid end panel without blocking the shelf.

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