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I'm making a desk that measures 4000mm x 600mm x 32mm (width x length x thickness of desk surface) out of timber.

Im wondering how much space i should be putting in between supports. The desk will be mounted against the wall and the supports will run the length of the desk, and made of timber.


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I'm not clear on what you're asking. What do you mean "supports will run the length of the desk"? The material also matters: what kind of wood? Plywood, particle board, hardwood, softwood? If the wood is strong you could probably get away with a single support in the middle. (FYI, this desk is very shallow and may be unstable unless fastened to the wall.) – Henry Jackson Mar 2 '14 at 4:06
So, 157.48in x 23.622in x 1.25984in, that's less a desk and more a console table. – Dan D. Mar 2 '14 at 5:11
Since it's relatively narrow and against the wall, you could use some heavy duty L brackets and just mount it to the wall, then you don't need any supports to the floor. A proper bracket can easily support normal desk loads. – Johnny Mar 2 '14 at 17:16

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