Torsion box workbenches/tables/furniture

jgoldbe2March 7, 2013

I am doing a lot of research on torsion boxes and the qualities associated with building with them. I am very interested in building a solid workbench to start out with. If all goes well, I would like to start building tables and doors using the same torsion box method.

Upon actually trying to put together a good torsion box panel in my workshop, I found that building one of these things is going to be much more labor intensive than I had originally hoped.

Does anyone know of a company that manufactures torsion boxes/torsion box panels that I could use as a raw material for these projects?


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They are not all that hard to build.

You need a good way to set up repetitive cuts to length.

Stop on a table saw.

Use short aluminum staples (1/4 inch) to hold the filer blocks in position while gluing up.

Plane some curve into your clamping cauls to deliver pressure over the whole skin surface (unless you have a pres of some type large enough).

One of my friends has used pick up truck water bladders to create a nice uniform clamping pressure over decent size torsion boxes.

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