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post #1 of 5 Old 01-03-2016, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Help with design for overhead centerpiece

I'm an amateur at best when it comes to woodworking. I recently built the below bedroom set for my daughter. I am now having second thoughts regarding the stability and security of the overhead centerpiece.

Can anyone please advise if you feel the following will be adequate is holding the centerpiece secure.

The majority of the weight is being held by the 1" thick trim pieces which sit on top of the wardrobe.
On each side inside the centerpiece (2) 1/4" 3" bolts keep the centerpiece tightly together with the wardrobe.
On the bottom of the centerpiece I built a small support frame of (1) 2" x 4" attached to (2) studs with (3) 3" screws and 2" x 2"s attached to the 2" x 4".

I feel this should be plenty secure, however I really would like a second, third opinion.

Thank you.
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A few screws through the side of the side cabinet, that go into the centre cabinet will remove any doubt that you have. Most kitchen cabinets are just screwed together, then screwed to the wall, and they hold(sometimes) hundreds of pounds of dishes/pots/pans/kids climbing on them.

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The cabinet will certainly hold the weight. What is unknown is how the center is fastened to the side cabinets and how it is attached to the frame. Like 2lim said if it is screwed together it should be fine. If it's not securely fastened to the frame you might consider anchoring it to the wall to prevent it from turning over.
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Thanks for the replies.
The Center is held by 2 bolts to each cabinet on either side. This, I hope, should be sufficient to not allow the center to move away from the cabinets.
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Thanks for the replies.
The Center is held by 2 bolts to each cabinet on either side. This, I hope, should be sufficient to not allow the center to move away from the cabinets.
And...did you attach it to the wall? A couple of screws will secure the cabinet and prevent any possibility of tipping.

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On the bottom of the centerpiece I built a small support frame of (1) 2" x 4" attached to (2) studs with (3) 3" screws and 2" x 2"s attached to the 2" x 4".
OOPS, I didn't read that part. Sorry about that.

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