I seem to have an issue with the table top and legs I have purchased from IKEA. For reference, the table top I purchased is here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50106773/ and the legs I purchased are here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30177912/
The tabletop came with predrilled holes for legs like the SJUNNE and putting them on was pretty easy. I noticed however that the table wobbles whenever I type or even just bump it which is pretty annoying. I want this thing to be solid.
What I've learned/tried:
I've done a lot of research on the issue and I've learned a few different things. Some people have used "L" brackets to attach the table to the wall to make it sturdy. While this might work, I don't want to really do that.
Other people have actually put sand in the legs to keep the desk weighted down.
However, this didn't really seem to be the problem with my table so I took a different approach.
When inspecting the legs I noticed that it was the leg screwed into the base that would wobble. For reference take a look at page 3 to see how this leg is assembled: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/assembly_instructions/sjunne-leg__AA-846721-2_pub.pdf
You see, the leg itself is screwed into a sort of base to make it one piece and then you screw that whole piece into the table. It seemed as though the leg that went into the base would wobble.
So on the base I put masking tape all around where the leg was screwed into and hammered in the leg to make sure it would be secure and not wobble around. This has reduced the wobble a little bit but not completely.
I even tried putting washers on the screws to make the table more secure as well. I am not sure if this has helped.
My table is on carpet, not a solid floor. I am not sure if this makes a difference or not.
The questions I have are:
- Is there anything I can do to reduce the wobble of my desk completely??
- Is the wobble something I can't avoid with a structure like this??
- I've seen some Trusses that IKEA sells, but they don't screw into the desk which lead me to believe I will have the same problem: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10118971/ ... Will this be better to reduce wobbling?