I'm building an 8' x 3' x 2" live edge walnut slab table and am trying to create some steel legs for the table.
I'm attaching a photo of the legs that I would like to create. It's quite a curved looking structure HOWEVER the steel flat bar is only the black bit you can see. There are three of them in one structure. (The curved bit will be brass or copper...not adding much to the structural integrity of the table.)
I plan on making two of these structures for the entire table.... So 6 steel flat bars in total.
Will 6 of the 2" x .5" x 27" steel flat bar be enough to hold a 250 to 300 lb table?
I'm concerned about warping or bending as the legs will be the standard 27" tall!
Secondly, if this makes the entire table much too heavy.... Is it possible to substitute aluminum flat bar in (same dimensions) instead of the steel?
I am not clear on the PSI of these two metals and I've had a heck of a time trying to figure it out.
Thanks in advance!!