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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Starting the build table

I see a lot of people use two sheets of MDF and metal wall studs to make a build table.  I like that idea.  The metal studs should be more true than any wood.  The problem is I can't find any around here.  I checked Lowe's and Home Depot, no luck.  Home Depot does have dry wall studs, but they don't look strong enough.

So yesterday I was shopping with my wife.  As I was standing outside the dressing room I noticed everything was built using unistrut/superstrut.  The lights we hung from unistrut, the racks were made with it, it was everywhere.

Once done shopping I stopped by Lowe's and picked up 2 10' sections.  They call it superstrut and it is with the electrical stuff.

The plan is 1/2" MDF on the bottom bonded to the superstrut.  Then put 3/4" MDF on the top and use carriage bolts to sandwich it all together.