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nolaegghead: Thanks for the input. I am not a wood craftsman but have dabbled a little. Not anything like I have seen you do on these forums. I am sonfused about your grain comments. I understand grain of the wood. Are you saying just double up my side to side supports and front to back supports and I should be good?nolaegghead said:I have a 7 foot table with a large. Me and a buddy stood on it when we lowered the egg in - it's strong enough to hold the weight of 3 XLs.
If I were building it, I'd just put in 4 legs. The strength needs to be in the bottom shelf. The load on the legs is in the long grain direction - wood is insanely strong in that direction. For the cross grain stress - just double up on some 2x4s on your 8' span. Not much different structurally than an 8' span on a floor with joist construction.