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    Default Granite Island

    I need to know your opinion. Would 2" 14 GA box tubing be sufficient to support a 44" piece of granite for a kitchen island? The island will be fully supported similar to the structure of a welding table. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Nick
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    I wouldn't hesitate. The attached pic is a conference table that I built the frame for. It's 2x2x14 ga for the top frame and legs and 1.5x1.5x14 ga for the lower support. The top frame also has 2 pieces that run across the short way to support the granite. That granite top is about 4 ft x 6 ft. The table is rock steady. The table is located in the granite seller's showroom. BTW, the blue chairs have been replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim-TX View Post
    I wouldn't hesitate. The attached pic is a conference table that I built the frame for. It's 2x2x14 ga for the top frame and legs and 1.5x1.5x14 ga for the lower support. The top frame also has 2 pieces that run across the short way to support the granite. That granite top is about 4 ft x 6 ft. The table is rock steady. The table is located in the granite seller's showroom. BTW, the blue chairs have been replaced.
    Thanks Jim....WOW that was fast!!

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    Very nice work I might add!!

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    I think that would give you a good sturdy surface, No problem as long as you have good welds.

    My back ground is 20 years of doing this type of work, building and designing things.

    I would however design some leveling pads that screw into the bottom of the legs to keep it from wobbling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portable Welder View Post
    I think that would give you a good sturdy surface, No problem as long as you have good welds.

    My back ground is 20 years of doing this type of work, building and designing things.

    I would however design some leveling pads that screw into the bottom of the legs to keep it from wobbling.
    Portable Welder (or anyone else): On this kind of box frame design, what methods do you use to get the legs parallel and cross members perpendicular to one another? Also, when tacking a leg to the cross members how do you keep a tack weld on one side from pulling (tilting) the leg when the weld cools? Any tips would be appreciated.
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