Tony Forman

Modular Platform Legging

 

This article describes an easy method to elevate, support, and secure platforms without the use of hardware. The method employs wood modules — boxes with protruding corner cleats — that can be quickly fabricated providing the user with height and layout flexibility. See Figure 1.

The symmetrical cross section allows modules to be interchanged with one another. The snug fit of the platform framing between the cleats holds the platforms together without the use of joining hardware. Four adjoining platform corners can be legged and held together by placing each corner over a single cleat. See Figure 2. Two platform edges can be legged and held together by placing each over two cleats. One platform corner ...

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