I am planning to build simple, large desks for my children. They would be made from a 160x80x22 cm plank and legs. I am not sure which ones to choose:
- or "plain" (sorry, I cannot find the proper English word for those - I mean ones which are in one piece, perpendicular to the longer axis of the table. The linked one is just an example)
I have no particular preference, except maybe a small one for the standalone version as they allow things to freely move between them but what I am particularly concerned with is the stability of the construction.
Which of these two types of legs will yield a more stable table? (minimizing the lateral and frontal rocking, as well as the "one leg too short" syndrome)
EDIT: I ended up buying a frame for a standing desk (the linked article is the one I bought which I put here to give an idea of the kind of frame). I will mount it in August and will update how it went.
Below is the end effect. See also Which varnish to choose for a first time job (desk)? for the upper part (including a final edit too).
The children are happy, we will see how the marks go this year (they now have EVERYTHING to succeed :))
As for the legs, there is nothing special to say (at least for the model I linked to). They are very robust, this is a nice solid device.
Since it is really heavy, it is difficult to manipulate it alone (I connected all the pieces together, then screwed the wooden plank turned upside down (the plank was on the ground, the legs were turned upside down)