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Old 04-03-2010, 01:29 PM   #1
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I need to replace the table and mount new wall hardware. Should I use 3/4" or 1/2" plywood? Or does anyone have ideas for me. Called Scamp and they have to have exact dimensions as each is custom made. I'll make it myself but wondered on thickness.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:33 PM   #2
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Well, if you are going to use the table to make up the bed, there is something to be said for the table thickness matching up to the bench tops at the lip where it rests, which is 3/4" on my Boler.

On the other hand, you probably would not notice a 1/4" dip.

On the other other hand, 1/2" ply by itself is going to sag, so you would need supports anyway.

I think if I were making a new table, I would make something cored, with lightweight ply on both sides and internal stock. A full 3/4" table is a lot to horse around (although, with the scamp lifting hardware maybe not a problem, and 3/4" ply is certainly simpler).

Also, if you only use it as a bed, I find a half dozen or so 1" x 8" x width-of-well to be much easier to handle, and they allow ventilation too (I have the table in storage).

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I need to replace the table and mount new wall hardware. Should I use 3/4" or 1/2" plywood? Or does anyone have ideas for me. Called Scamp and they have to have exact dimensions as each is custom made. I'll make it myself but wondered on thickness.

I think 1/2" is too thin. With the Scamp table hardware, 3/4" is not too heavy, and definitely the way I would (and do) go...
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I need to replace the table and mount new wall hardware. Should I use 3/4" or 1/2" plywood? Or does anyone have ideas for me. Called Scamp and they have to have exact dimensions as each is custom made. I'll make it myself but wondered on thickness.
3/4" birch plywood works nicely and is much lighter than the MDF stuff Scamp used for their tables. If you want to go lighter you can go with 3/8" ply and build up a 2" or 3" band of double thick plywood at the edges and where your table hardware mounts. You need lots of gluing clamps to do the job, but it will make a sturdy bedding surface and table at the absolute minimum weight.


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The underside of our smaller pedestal-mount sliding table.

The real question: "Is the extra effort worth it?" The weight and cost savings are minimal, so unless you want to add something like a sliding pedestal mount, I'd say no and just go with 3/4" birch ply.
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3/4" birch plywood works nicely and is much lighter than the MDF stuff Scamp used for their tables. If you want to go lighter you can go with 3/8" ply and build up a 2" or 3" band of double thick plywood at the edges and where your table hardware mounts. You need lots of gluing clamps to do the job, but it will make a sturdy bedding surface and table at the absolute minimum weight.


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The underside of our smaller pedestal-mount sliding table.

The real question: "Is the extra effort worth it?" The weight and cost savings are minimal, so unless you want to add something like a sliding pedestal mount, I'd say no and just go with 3/4" birch ply.
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Thanks for the info, I'll get some 3/4" Birch on Mon. Any hints on mounting table hardware? The PO threw out all but the tilt-down post and the two brackets which the table slides into (and these he mounted upside down), so I purchased new wire hingy-thing from Scamp.
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