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9 years 5 months ago #28344 by Kegger22
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looks like 1/2" so should be good

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9 years 5 months ago #28343 by whetfish
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Here are the feet for the stand.

Kegger, does the threading on the feet look big enough to add the adjustable feet on the ends of these?




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9 years 5 months ago #28340 by mikeg2929
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leveling, not self leveling.  whoops.

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9 years 5 months ago #28338 by Kegger22
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PM Sent

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9 years 5 months ago #28337 by whetfish
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Make sure you level everything at various stages.  

Wood shims compress.  You may be able to use thin sheets of plexiglass / acrylic.  Self leveling feet are great so i hiope you have those.
Glue the foam to the wood - it makes it so much easier to work with.  


Self leveling feet?  I've got feet that have a place to screw in a foot.  I need to buy the feet.  But are there self leveling feet? or just adjustable feet.

I tend to overbuild a bit. And since this is your showpiece and a huge investment I would overbuild here as well. Lol. My suggestion is to go with a .75" piece of birch plywood. Birch because it's a hardwood, and .75" because at that size they are just much straighter and less imperfect. I would also pay the few extra dollars and go to a place like Owl Lumber as opposed to Home Depot. They have better stuff, plain and simple. Lastly, a clear water proofing agent and your on your way. 


I'll up grade and be sure to glue the foam to the ply.

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9 years 5 months ago #28336 by sawboy2
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Dangit, forgot that part. Mike is spot on!  I have my 210 on styrofoam. Didn't glue it down. DISASTER! Try lifting a 7', 210 straight up while someone adjusts the foam. Glue it

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9 years 5 months ago #28335 by mikeg2929
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Make sure you level everything at various stages.  

Wood shims compress.  You may be able to use thin sheets of plexiglass / acrylic.  Self leveling feet are great so i hiope you have those.
Glue the foam to the wood - it makes it so much easier to work with.  

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9 years 5 months ago #28334 by redzebra24
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I second that! Owl has a larger selection of plywood aswell, just don't get MDF core.

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9 years 5 months ago #28333 by sawboy2
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I tend to overbuild a bit. And since this is your showpiece and a huge investment I would overbuild here as well. Lol. My suggestion is to go with a .75" piece of birch plywood. Birch because it's a hardwood, and .75" because at that size they are just much straighter and less imperfect. I would also pay the few extra dollars and go to a place like Owl Lumber as opposed to Home Depot. They have better stuff, plain and simple. Lastly, a clear water proofing agent and your on your way. 

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9 years 5 months ago #28332 by whetfish
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Got a metal stand.

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How thick should the ply wood be?  How thick should the pink foam be?

I was thinking about this for plywood.  And 1/2 inch pink foam.  Thought?
www.homedepot.com/Lumber-Composites-Plyw...0051&catalogId=10053

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