Welcome to Our Community

Unlock hidden features. Sign Up for Free Today!

linear rail size help

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by DIY Guru, Jul 27, 2015.

?

What size linear rail

  1. 20mm

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. 40mm

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. DIY Guru

    DIY Guru New
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello everyone. Just signed up. I am trying to build a aquarium stand out of vslot linear rail, but the problem is I don't know what size rail do I go for the 20mm or the 40mm my aquarium is a stander 10 gallon when full it weights around 120 pounds.
     
  2. DIY Guru

    DIY Guru New
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Any recommendations or tip are greatly appreciated
     
  3. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    440
    It's really not as simple as what size rail to use. Connections are every bit as important as rail size if not more so. Will there be any cross bracing? How tall do you plan to make it? How big is the base? There are just too many unknowns here to offer any reasonable assistance. And while I'm sure you have a pretty good visualization of where this is going in your head, that's someplace we can't go. It would truly be helpful if you could knockout a simple sketch or even a Sketchup model to let us know what you have in mind.
     
    Joe Santarsiero likes this.
  4. DIY Guru

    DIY Guru New
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    I plan on the stand being about 25 inches tall. The base only has to be 13 by 13 inches. I plan on using a L Bracket or
    Inside Hidden Corner Bracket. I really can't do a model. I am currently stuck using my smartphone because my laptop is currently getting fixed
     
  5. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    440
  6. DIY Guru

    DIY Guru New
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes it will basically look like that
     
  7. DIY Guru

    DIY Guru New
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    So you recommend to go with the 40mm rail
     
  8. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    440
    I would probably go with what's in the picture.
     
  9. DIY Guru

    DIY Guru New
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well the photo shows the 40mm rail. So it basically telling me to go with 40mm
     
  10. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    440
    40x40 posts and 20x60 rails.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The OpenBuilds Team is dedicated helping you to Dream it - Build it - Share it! Collaborate on our forums and be sure to visit the Part Store for all your Building needs!
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Support Open Source FairShare Program!

    OpenBuilds FairShare Give Back Program provide resources to Open Source projects, developers and schools around the world. Invest in your future by helping others develop theirs!

    Donate to FairShare!