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Material choice for large desk slide tray
I have recently gotten a nice desk to which I want to add a large 88-key sliding keyboard (see http://www.kkaudio.com/images/desks/keyboards/MD-O_FR.jpg for a rough idea).
The gap between drawer units is 60". I've got a pair of Knape & Vogt heavy-duty 24" drawer slides. The keyboard (a Roland RD-700sx http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/666) ) weighs 55 pounds.
My question is, what do I need to make the tray out of. Is 3/4" maple ply going to be stiff enough? Should I use 3/4" hardwood instead? I though about making an angle-iron tray and cutting a wood insert to fit, but I think that will be overkill.
Input appreciated, thanks!