The Original C Channel 2.0 Heavy - 1" Leg Hidden Metal Support Bracing, For Live Edge Or Glue-Up Wood Tables
This C-Channel will add sturdiness and structure to your custom build and will help to protect the wood from warping, cupping and twisting. Slotted hardware/attachment holes in the center of the channel allow for natural wood movement. Laser cut out of 3/16” steel, sandblasted and powder coated in a black wrinkle texture finish.
There are two typical installation methods. The first is to inlay the channel so the channel is flush with wood. The second is to attach the channel so the legs are inlayed but the channel is sitting up on the wood.
Channel 2.0Heavy’s leg length is 1” with an overall thickness of 1.2” including leg and channel. 2.5” wide, with .38” wide x 1” long slots. Recommended for 1.75”+ thick projects.
We recommend using a C-Channel length the leaves about 3-4” from each end of the wood, for example a a 48” slab would us 40” channel.
Designed for M8 RAMPA screws and inserts which are highly recommended for proper installation. Add them to your cart for easy installation!
Note: C-channel does not make up for improperly dried or other issues with the wood.
Proudly made in house at Bidwell Wood & Iron.
Amount of hardware holes by length of channel, (Note quite often every other slot is used, in even number slot channels the two middle are used, then every other):
12"L = 3 slots
14"L = 4 slots
18"L = 5 slots
22"L = 6 slots
24"L = 7 slots
26"L = 7 slots
30"L = 8 slots
32"L = 9 slots
36"L = 10 slots
40"L = 11 slots
44"L = 11 slots
46"L = 12 slots
48"L = 13 slots
52"L = 14 slots
56"L = 15 slots
60"L = 16 slots
What channel should I use?
It is recommended to use the thickest and heaviest channel possible for the project.
-2.0 (1/2” leg) is used on thinner projects.
-2.0 Plus (3/4” leg) for 1.25-2.5” thick wood.
-2.0 Heavy (1” leg, thicker metal) for 1.75” and up.
-2.0 Long (1” leg, thicker metal) for 1.75” and up NOTE: 2.0 Long is for the length of the table and slots are in the direction of the channel.
What is the channel made of?
Our C-Channel is made of HR ASTM A36 Steel, laser cut, CNC formed, sandblasted and powder coated in black wrinkle finish. Bidwell’s C-channel is not repurposed off the shelf materials but purpose designed and built. 2.0, 2.0Plus are made of 10gauge steel, 2.0 Heavy & Long are made of 3/16” steel.
What size channel should I use?
There is some personal preference on this, but keep in mind that the longest channel for the project is best. Bidwell recommends using channel that leaves 3-4” from the end of the wood, this way it is generally out of the way of hands, and out of view. An example in this situation would be a 44” slab would use a 36” channel, leaving 4” on each end. Although lots of our customers like to run 1.5-2” from the edge and in this example a 44” slab would use a 40” Channel.
Do I have to use RAMPA hardware?
No, you do not have to use inserts and screws. While traditional screws or lags do work, we recommend RAMPA for the ease of use, adjustment ability, looks, and overall installation quality.
How much hardware does it take to install C-Channel?
The amount of slots in the channel are in the product listing. Commonly only every other slot is used making sure to use the outer slots.
What RAMPA should I use?
For ease of installation pre-packaged screw and insert kits are available.
-2.0 uses RAMPA Pack 1
-2.0 Plus uses RAMPA Pack 2
-2.0 Heavy uses RAMPA Pack 3 or 4
-2.0 Long uses RAMPA Pack 3 or 4
****NOTE RAMPA PACK 3 OR 4 DOES NOT FIT CHANNEL 2.0 OR 2.0 PLUS****
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