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How much load can 1/8" A36 steel carry?

  1. Mar 3, 2017 #1

    I was hoping anyone with some experience in the area could help me out ...as I know close to nothing at all about the matter.

    I'm having supports manufactured for a piece of furniture. I expect maximum load to be 300-350lb. This would be distributed among 3 of these supports. Each is about 16" long / 5" tall / 1.75" wide. I intend to have it made using 1/8" thick A36 steel.

    Am I in the ballpark as far as the ability of these supports to maintain this kind of load without deforming (even temporarily), am I underestimating, way overdoing it...?

    Thanks so much

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  3. Mar 4, 2017 #2


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    So you're willing to have a scenario where someone visits you, collapses your chair (or whatever), sues you, and laughs his butt off when your defense in court is "but gee, your honor, some guys on an internet forum said it would be fine". Good luck with that.
  4. Mar 4, 2017 #3


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    Welcome to the PF. :smile:
    As phinds says, we are not able to help you with this. Your best bet is to find a Mentor in your area, so that they can help you in your shop and with calculations like this. Thread is closed.
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