I may yet wind up doing something similar, as it'll give me a little
extra stability. (5/8" is a bit thin, but this was a scrap box clearing
project.) Glue* a couple cross braces across the width, screw to that,
and call it done. Sounds good to me.
*I've a bunch of Titebond II and absolutely no epoxy.
Never teach your apprentice everything you know.
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