Thought I would start a thread dedicated to building/improving Torsion Boxes. Torsion Boxes are awesome and everyone should have one or two... here is a great video of an all wood build: http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/episode-18-assembly-table-torsion-box/ Being super flat, and super strong they make great work spaces, but more importantly they make a great platform to build your CNC machine on! Since late last year, I've been kicking around a design for a CNC. I was already planning on using V-Slot, so Marks OX build was perfectly timed. Eventually I want to take this design to much a much larger size (~1500x1500mm), and according to my research that means one of the better designs is a fully supported X axis. And that means building a large support structure, and/or a Torsion Box... So I made one. Since I didn't have the woodworking tools to create perfectly flat lumber, and because I love aluminum extrusion, I made mine using V-Slot! Probably not the cheapest option, but I knew it would be super strong and flat. Here is what I used: ~4 1500mm 20x40 V-Slot extrusions, cut down to ~750mm lengths M5 Hardware all around (10mm and cut down 90mm) Some standard M5 T-Nuts Some 5mm wood T-nuts (these were a ***** to find) 2x Metal brackets in the corners, and then printed versions on the interior to save a bit of cash. 1/2 inch MDF for the bottom skin 1/4 sanded plywood for the top skin Cutting down the extrusion was easy because I went out a picked up a chop saw. Obviously it's critical that you get all your external lengths identical so you end up with a nice square box. I had the skins rough cut at the local hardware, and then used a flush cut router bit to get them perfect after bolting the whole thing together. If I had to do it over again I would work on a jig to help line up and drill the vertical holes in the extrusion (I don't have a drill press so this was done by hand). I did use a printed template to space the holes correctly, but it still required quite a bit mucking about to get everything squared up. Now that its done, and I've drilled what feels like 5000 holes in some 3/4 angle iron so I can bolt my 20x60 to the new Torsion Box (more on this later) Now I've got a great base for my upcoming CNC machine! What do people think? How can we make this easier to build, cheaper, better, and/or stronger? PS - the reason I went with different upper and lower skins was so that I could eventually embed 2 20x20 V-Slot extrusions as hold down rails for the table. It will make more sense later I promise.