I’ve finally had a lull in some of my officey work and got to get down in to the shop to make some things.
i needed a platform for my bed at home, but frankly, don’t have all that much free time right now to build one. so, i set out to build a bed in two hours over the weekend. ka-ching. success. i started building this platform and was sitting back admiring it’s simplicity and, more importantly, it’s ‘done-ness’ right around 2 hours later. [sound of myself patting me on the back…]
A torsion box consists of two skins applied to a core material, usually a grid or framework of some kind. The torsion box functions as a beam, but is considerably lighter than a solid beam of the same size without losing much strength. Torsion boxes are used in the construction of airframes, especially wings and vertical stabilizers, in making wooden tables and doors, and for skis and snowboards.
Here Beth gives an assist with strength testing and some much needed compression.
The assembled grid-core.