Micro C Channel - 1/2" Leg Metal Support Bracing, For Thin Live Edge Or Glue-Up Wood Tables
Micro C-Channel is different from the other channel models. Micro C-Channel is designed to be mounted on thin wood or slabs with the legs facing down, vs the traditional method of inlaying the channel into the project. This allows it to be mounted on thin material where there is no room or thickness to inlay the channel. Tapered edges provide a finished look to the channel.
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 1/8” steel, sandblasted and powder coated in a black wrinkle texture finish.
Micro Channel’s leg length is 1/2” with an overall thickness of 5/8” including leg and channel. 1.5” wide, with .3” wide x 1” long slots. Recommended for thin projects.
We recommend using a C-Channel length the leaves about 3-4” from each end of the wood, for example a a 42” slab would use a 36" channel.
***NOTE RAMPA PACK 3 & 4 WILL NOT FIT MICRO CHANNEL***
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):
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****
Are these in stock?
Yes, these are in stock!
All orders are processed from same day up to 3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) for in-stock items after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped.
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