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Old 05-21-2013   #1
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What type of aluminum sheeting for River table

I have acquired a pair of folding legs for a river table. I was originally going to do a wood top but now want to do a metal one. Any suggestions on the type of metal and thickness I should use?

The table will double as a hatch lid.

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Old 05-21-2013   #2
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I would use aluminum planks like these...

or even better I would rip off this nice design...
Kool Kitchen Table

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Old 05-21-2013   #3
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0.125" aluminum sheet attached with pop rivets
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Old 05-21-2013   #4
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I have 0.090 tops that work great and save a couple of lbs. If you find a scrap piece you can cut it with a regular finish blade in your skill saw and use a router to put in strap slots for tie downs. Otherwise you'll pay $20+ for a shear cut charge and my have to buy a whole sheet of material. You may also want to look at HDPE plastic as an option.
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Old 05-23-2013   #5
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Found a place that has .9 and will cut for free and won't charge for full sheet.

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