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I actually used pocket holes on the table top and secured the top to the skirt with more pocket holes and screws. First, I put in pocket holes on all the board and then used ratchet straps and some scrap board to hold the top together when I put the screws in. I did not use any glue, just a bunch of screws. We just moved and it was simple to move. Minus the top itself, I used bolts to hold the table together so if you move or something over time screws strip the wood out, here no problem with that. For the most part, the table will set without the bolts at all due to the way the legs and cross member are notched to fit.
thanks for the positive comments. i have sold a few lamps of similar construction. hopefully one day i will retire and something like this a retirement hobby job.
Thanks, seems the only issue I have run into is lighting and water. I think LED Red/Blue will work much better and I may make a small drip irrigation system to keep the plants moist, the fans move them around and push air in and out but takes all the moisture with it.
A little confusing in the way I described it. This particular set up there are two lights, one small lamp light in the box and another in the coop. They can be set for different times but when the timer cuts them one, one starts to heat the water up and the other wakes the chickens up. By the time they get moving around, the water will be drinkable. In a nut shell, I can reduce the wattage. As for your suggestion, I like it and thanks for the idea.
The water will freeze overnight again but on a light freeze will break up after a few min of heat under it. I suppose you could run it 12 hours a day or what every but in this case with what I have, limited power supply and only 2 deep cycle batteries. I have found during the winter, I can only run a 45w light for about 2 hours a day due to snow, cold seems to decrease capacity, and I have a POS system to begin with.
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In the coming days I will post my desk as well. Same platform, materials but just a little smaller with a drawer and a hidden cable management system.
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