I currently have a desk made from a 18mm 4x8 sheet of plywood cut in half lengthways and sandwiched to make double thickness at 36mm. It has 4 hairpin legs (one at each corner) and an Ikea set of Alex drawers in the middle for support and storage (see my child's drawing below for illustration).
I have relocated the desk recently by rotating it 90 degrees, and it fits with a few mill to spare between the walls of my office room - So my plan is to ditch the legs and mount the desk to the wall.
My plan is to secure battens to the wall on the sides and back of where the table will sit.
My question now is: What would be a good way to stop/reduce any potential sagging/bowing of the top while in situ?
- Perhaps a front brace, stretching between the wall battens, with internal bracing, kind of like a shed/decking base?
- Some C-channel metal like is used to stop warping of joined boards?
Any help is much appreciated.
Also, if you think weight will be an issue, I was thinking of also stripping it down a a single sheet and keeping a strip at the front to give the illusion of one thick piece.
I probably should have done that in the first place, rather than ruin a half a piece of birch :'(