Project Information Request - WoodNewb
I have been looking for a place like this for a long time. In my efforts to locate an answer to a question I had about wood I even considered calling a structural engineer.
The question I have is going to probably require a long explanation, so I will post my question and if I need to call someone up let me know.
How does one design a table 26"h x 60"w x 48"d that will support a ton. There will be a 20"x20"x18" cube reef tank on this along with a sump of the same size, pumps, etc. I want to be able to place the pumps and tanks wherever I want on this table and chances are it will be on one side allowing me room to work ( testing/water changes ) on the other side of the table. So maybe I should be asking how can I put together a table that will support the weight, not split, tip, shift or crack with the load and occasional salt water drip/ spill?
Carefully? LOL - I knew that was coming..
I just have nothing and no one to turn to in designing a table that I can feel secure about. I would like the top to be maple or birch ( I am thinking about 2 3/4" piece glued together so I can screw the top to the base from underneath and not destroy the wood surface in the process. etc..
Can you give me some direction, ideas, advice? I want to do this right.
Appreciate any insight you can give me on this. So thanks.. I am going to have to build this in my cellar since a table that size would not fit through the door. Again, thanks for any and all information.