I’m new here and been reading lots of posts about issues with XXL cross braces either sagging or bowing. I built a solid one piece 3/4” MDF top then built my own t-track with 3/4” MDF slats that go in between. The XXL sits on the frame (no leveling feet) on top of a rubber pad. I used shorter M5 bolts so it sits entirely in the frame. The worktable is a 3/4” melamine top which is mounted to wall on 3 sides w/ a 2x6 front brace with 4 2x4 cross braces underneath. I can stand on top of it with no deflection so I know it’s NOT the table. My MDF is bowing up in middle at least 3/16”. Was thinking about drilling through bottom MDF/metal cross brace/rubber mat/Melamine table top. Would drill 9 of these holes (4 corners 4 middles 1 dead center) Then using a 5/6” carriage bolt starting from middle tighten to pull bow out to the extremities. In theory I could put constant downward pressure into the rubber mat. I could then adjust each bolt until level all across.
Thoughts from those who have been there and done that?
My frame is square, flush and true. Friggin cross pieces just have a heck of an upward bow.
Thanks in advance