Can you guestimate how much weight furniture can support?
September 12, 2009 10:39 AM Subscribe
Is there a simple convention about how much weight a piece of furniture can support?
posted by drpynchon to Home & Garden (10 answers total)
I'd like to purchase a bookcase/sidetable that might serve as a stand for a largish fish tank. With water inside, a 30 or 40 gallon tank might weigh 300-400 pounds. Could for example this
support such a tank when placed long-side down? Data on the safe limits of load on furniture appears to be generally lacking, and all-in-one tanks with their own base look horribly ugly.