[Homestead] Bench and clamps
genegerue at ruralize.com
Wed Oct 3 21:40:36 EDT 2007
On Oct 3, 2007, at 6:43 PM, Clansgian at wmconnect.com wrote:
> \Besides that heavy load (I had a rough 2x4, really 2"x4",. break
> with 30 5"
> cast iron clamps on it), don't you have to lightly tighten the
> clamps on the
> 2x4 to keep them in place?
The clamps need to be closed enough to grab; they lean some but grab
enough to stay on the two-by-four.
Each piece of wood and its fasteners have strength limits. Old oak is
my preference, but if placing it new, I drill to set nails or screws.
Lumber yard stuff--typically Douglas Fir--is perhaps one-fourth as
strong, good for studs on sixteen-inch centers but not much more.
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