I want to fix a metal wire cable tray to an Ikea Linnmon desktop with screws, however the desktop has honeycomb filling therefore it is not suitable for screws. I think maybe attaching a timber block to the desktop then fixing the tray to the block will be a solution. What is the best way to do that? I am thinking of glue, but which type of glue? The material of the desktop is Fibreboard, Acrylic paint, according to Ikea website. The timber block I plan to use would be untreated (I guess?)

Thanks in advance!

  • Couple questions: how thick is the desktop? And approximately where are you? (US products aren't always available in Europe, and so on.) Aug 26, 2020 at 23:58
  • And is the tray carrying any weight other than cables? (Heavy transformer, etc...?) Aug 26, 2020 at 23:59
  • Attach to the frame supporting the desktop.
    – Solar Mike
    Aug 27, 2020 at 4:24
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    If you’re gluing a block of wood to the desk, why not skip the block and just glue the tray itself? There are also some surprisingly strong double-sided tapes (3M VHB, for example) that would probably work for you.
    – spuck
    Aug 27, 2020 at 23:29
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    @spuck It is a metal wire tray, I thought maybe fixing it to a block using screws would be stronger.
    – user39086
    Aug 28, 2020 at 15:58

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you probably don't need the timber block, just Use "Molly"s (hollow wall anchors) or banana-peel rivets.

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