I have a concrete block wall with dot and dab plasterboard. I am looking to attach a wall to wall floating desk to it. I appreciate a number of questions relating to floating desks have been asked previously and I have read through these but still have some questions.
A picture of the intended design below:
The desk will be utilised for two sets of keyboards and mice only. The monitors are wall mounted and the rest is located elsewhere. That said, I think it is important that it can take the weight of an individual sitting on the edge of it - as people do!
I appear to have three choices of how to mount the floating desk.
1) The first is to run wooden battens around the three sides of the desk and effectively rest it in place. This appears to be the weakest option as with the desk being over 2m wide, it is likely to sag. Also, it seems unlikely to sufficiently take the weight of someone resting themselves on it.
2) To use L shaped brackets such as these. I am assuming these can be attached directly to the concrete block walls using expanding sleeve anchors but I have concerns as to whether they will simply pull out. I am also unclear on whether there is a solution that would enable me to attach these directly over the plasterboard (as there is a gap between the plasterboard and the concrete block, so I imagine some kind of spacer would be needed) or whether I'd need to remove the plasterboard then apply directly to the concrete block.
3) To use a bracket that is side mounted onto wooden studs. To achieve this, I would need to build a half height stud wall and attach this to the concrete block work. These brackets would then be attached to the stud work, then new plasterboard applied to the studs. If this is the preferred route, how would I effectively ensure the stud work was attached sufficiently securely to the concrete block work so it did not simply pull away?
Any suggestions or input on my options appreciated! Thanks.