Bedside table support

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Old 10-16-16, 06:08 PM
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Bedside table support

I'm trying to build a bedside table something like the below picture. Is there anyway I can make sure it supports a bit of weight in case my son accidentally pulls on it?
I'm assuming I could screw it into studs somewhere along the way.
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Old 10-16-16, 06:25 PM
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Close in back of box with 3/4 board . Make it a fairly tight fit and pocket screw with glue. Will be strong and than you can screw it to the studs.
 
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Old 10-16-16, 06:33 PM
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Just don't forget it is a cantilever and weight on the front will cause it to fail at some point, depending on how much downward pressure is placed on it.
 
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Old 10-16-16, 07:21 PM
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Anyway to stop that?
What sort of weight on the front works be too much?
 
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Old 10-17-16, 03:52 AM
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No one will know until you build it and install it. It is not going to be childproof. They will climb and a structure like this will be vulnerable due to its design.
 
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Could I add metal bars to hold it on the inside? Metal bars secured into studs
 
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Old 10-17-16, 11:28 AM
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Yes you coukd use L shaped bars. may be hard to screw bar to cabinet.
 
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Old 10-17-16, 04:11 PM
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Some designs look great in the manufactures pictures but have inherent design flaws that limit their usability. If doing this in new construction I'd screw 12"x12" "L" brackets directly to the studs then cover with the Sheetrock. The table would set on the brackets and hide them (except from people lying on the floor).

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People being people someone sometime will be bound to use it as a convent place to set.
 

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