Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-14-2014, 05:47 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
fishyd's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 354
How much weight can a 1x2(or 3) support

I've been trying to find some info on this for a few days now, and can't find anything. If a 1x2 (or 1x3) were to be used as a support beam, about how much weight could it hold?

I am looking to build a K shaped bookshelf/stand that will be able to hold up to 75lbs on the very top. The top will be holding a 5g tank. The back supports will be 2x4s but looking at 1x2 or 1x3s for the arm/leg.
fishyd is offline   Reply With Quote

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do i know what weight my flooring upstairs can support? nikki_kaiser Aquaria Off-Topic 2 07-17-2012 07:20 PM
Aquarium weight - how much weight can your floor stand? Togliat General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 10-10-2011 08:37 PM
weight and support tornadonick DIY Projects 14 03-19-2011 02:40 PM
How much weight can a 55 AGA support? flip_lx General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 06-11-2007 12:00 PM
Opinions Needed on Tank Weight/Floor Support jmeunier Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 03-05-2004 10:02 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.