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Removing a built-in desk from my wall

I recently purchased a house that has a room I'm planning on turning into an office space. The room came with a long desk that seems to be glued to the wall of the room. Any advice in terms of how I ...
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How do I reinforce a 96in long, 42in deep, 3/4in thick desk?

Currently the desk is on two particle board legs from an Ikea style desk and I've reinforced it somewhat. But I have since upgraded to a larger monitor and can see my efforts has not faired too well. ...
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Will floor bend/sag over time under the weight of my desk?

For context, I'm a musician. I have a large workstation desk that, when outfitted with all my equipment, clocks in at 219 pounds. (I could probably get that down to maybe 205). The legs/feet are oddly ...
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What are interlocking table legs like this called?

For temporary support of a glass pane, I have been looking for cheap steel rods bent into this simple upside-down U shape (the bottom two points will contact the ground): The idea is to join a few of ...
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Does this Desk draft seem sufficently sturdy

I am trying to design a 96" x 25" desk using 1.5" thick butcher block and 3/4" galvanized steel pipe. I would be using this as a craft desk, to hold a 50lbs pc, and a small ...
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Improvement for a wood desk

Hello I want to attach this metal mesh grid panel to a wood desk which has a shelf on top, I plan to hang things like keychains and cables on it. The mesh did not come with anything used to attach it ...
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How to treat beech plywood to be used as a desktop?

I have a beech plywood ("Multiplex" in German) sheet that I want to use as a desktop. This is currently raw and untreated, and like this not suitable yet. I want a clear, non glossy and ...
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Will 3/4" square steel bar support an 8 foot MDF desktop? [duplicate]

So basically, I want to make a desk that is 8 feet long of MDF with a veneer top and hardwood trimming, I haven't worked extensively with MDF before and I have read a lot complaints about sagging over ...
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How can I vertically mount a surge protector with keyhole slots under my desk?

I have an Uplift standing desk and an Isobar 6-outlet surge protector. The surge protector is currently sitting on top of the desk, but I'd like to mount it somewhere under the desk to save space, and ...
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Can mild steel square tubing 33x33mm Square with 2mm walls support a desk-top?

Here is the basic idea: An L-shaped computer desk mounted to the wall with no legs. (Screens will be mounted on the wall.) This is the Mounting Bracket: The length of the tube will be 22", ...
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How to remove/replace wiring in vintage lamp

How do I go about removing/replacing old wiring in a LOUIS KALFF 1950's Desk Lamp? There is no way the wire will pull through! Pic included to illustrate problem.
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Adding beams to an office desk to increase support [closed]

I have an old office desk which has this design, only colour is different: I wish that I augment the design my adding support to this design. The discussion is how to add the support and not if ...
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How to brace double layer (2x18mm) plywood against bowing/sagging over a 2.2m span?

I currently have a 2.2m desk made from a double layer of 18mm birch plywood - So 36mm in total - That is currently supported by 4 hairpin legs (700mm tall), one on each corner and a set of drawers (...
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Building a desk-Does it need reinforcement?

I'm build a computer desk, but I've been agonizing over the build because I'm concerned that there might not be enough support. These are the details: Table top: Teak butcher block with a live edge ...
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How do I keep a wide, wall-mount desk from sagging?

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 ...
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Trying for a “floating desk” supported by two walls. I think the boards for my frame are too thin at less than 2” – would this be sturdy enough?

I wanted to have my desk not too thick so I had opted for a 2” frame + 3/4” thick desk top (the reference blogs had various thickness down to a 2x2 frame). The width is about 68” and will be 16” deep. ...
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How to improve butcher block desk stability?

I built a simple desk out of 72" butcher block and H frame metal legs. You can move the table side to side slightly. If I add a 1x4 or 2x4 piece of wood to the back of the legs along the bottom, ...
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Will this plywood desk break/sag?

The L brackets are rated for 60kg each. Do I need to add more support or is this strong enought?
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Mounting LED strip to a desk setup

I'm planning on adding on a LED lighting to my desk setup to get a nice, smooth glow behind the monitor on a wall. So the plan is to mount an LED strip on the back edge of the desk so that it lightens ...
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Are desk legs with one screw strong enough for a desk? [closed]

I see cheap metal legs such as IKEA's ADILS for sale, and I wanted to know if they're considered strong enough for a desk. The scenario is that I have a wood "plate" which I would like to ...
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Will 98 inch * 24 inch * 1.5 inch solid birch desk sag if it's only supported by two Ikea alex drawers on each end? [closed]

Deciding if I need to add a support beam in the middle or if it will be fine on its own.
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Joining two desktops - options

I have an office-style desk, with a 25mm thick wooden top. I know it is fake-wood because there's edge trim around the lot. But its not enough surface area, so I wish to abut a "return" in ...
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Vertical L-Shaped Desk to support 3 monitors without attaching to wall

I am trying to figure out if my plans for a computer desk setup would work. What I want to do is build a backboard that would be attached only to my desk and have it support 3 monitors (<16KG) ...
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Why can't I get my caster wheels to engage their inserts?

I drilled a hole into 4 desk legs to add caster wheels. Added the metal inserts into which the casters will slide into. I can't manage to push the wheels into the the inserts. For some reason even ...
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Problem attaching the door of the storage unit of a IKEA MALM desk

I recently bought and assembled a MALM desk. The assembly went smoothly with no issue until the last step where I need to attach the door. The hinges and the brackets are screwed in in their right ...
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How to fix wobbly table/improve stability?

i want to fix my table so it doesn't wobbly sideway. it's a little annoying because when i move sligthly my monitor goes shaky because of the wobbly. i try to use using this "white thing" ...
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How thick should my plywood desk be?

I am looking to build a desk that will be 220cm x 55cm (86 inches x 21 inches). It'll need to hold at least a PC a games console, and three Monitors. How thick does it need to be?
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How can i fix my wobbly table?

I have finally entered the world of DIY and built a desk based on the design of a coffee table we bought. Unfortunately it wobbles from front to back as you are sitting at it to the extent I can't ...
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Where do I install my hairpin legs on this 8 foot long butcher block for my new workstation desk?

So this is my first DYI wood project for my new workstation desk. I purchased this Baltic birch butcher block and finished it myself. Not bad for my first go! It's 8 feet wide, 25" deep and 1.75 (...
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Care for solid oak desk [closed]

I'm looking to make a desk from some solid oak, and want something that will last me a long time. I was wondering if such a piece of wood can be 'renewed' over time by say sanding to strip the stain ...
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What Support/Legs would i need for a 2m Solid Oak Computer Desk?

I am currently decorating a room which is going to be my office and there is a 2m space for a computer desk. I am thinking of ordering a solid oak worktop to use as the desk (2M X 720 X 40mm ~46kg) ...
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Best way to spread load on monitor clamp [duplicate]

I saw this monitor clamp crush a hollow Ikea desk: To prevent this, the load of the clamp should be spread. But spread how? Say I had a 1.5mm thick sheet of steel. If I placed it here, would the ...
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Wall-to-wall desk with battens

I'm planning to build a wall-to-wall desk in a brick alcove using wooden battens to hold the desk up. I'm doing this post to find out what size screws and plugs I need and if I'm using the correct ...
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Mounting computer to a particle board

I recently purchased a standing desk and attached a top from Ikea that has a particle board core. I've ran into the issue where cable management is really annoying when my desk goes up and down so I ...
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Why does my desk lamp(LED) seems to flicker very fast when capturing through camera lens? [closed]

Does led work this way? I have tested two LED light bulbs by capturing them through phone's camera(Galaxy Note 8)and both seems to flicker/flash very fast. Is this a problem with my table desk lamps? ...
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How to fix drill hole in metal desk

I ordered this desk here but one of the sides' holes in one of the legs won't allow any of the screws to screw in. What are my options? It's definitely the screw the directions are saying to use but I ...
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Polycrylic getting sticky and peeling/wearing off

I coated a bare wood acacia table for a computer desk with Minwax polycrylic about 4 months ago and made sure it was dried the recommended 24 hours before regular use. 4 months later, I noticed the ...
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Modify a wooden desk so the legs either fold or are removable-and-reattachable

I own a janky old wooden desk, and have been using it for 20 years. Before that it was someone's kitchen table, and its at least 50 years old and has had many modifications - its not an antique ...
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Desk stress with grommet holes

I'm looking to make a desk for myself. For the surface, I'm planning on using an oak kitchen surface (either 30mm or 40mm thick) and I'll have 4 60mm holes cut to support desk grommets for cables, ...
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Particle board desk top reinforcement - do i need it? how to do it?

I'm putting together a desktop for my pc working space and I'm on a tight budget. I ordered a particle board kitchen counter top, 38 mm thick (1.496"), which also will be laminated with HPL. The ...
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Warped Table Top

This is my first project. I got the table top glued but then i believe, because of not clamping properly, i got a warp on one side in my board. Please advise: If i try to screw the board to my base ...
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Wobble in the Desk I am building

I have started to build a farmhouse table and now facing an issue in the build. The Storage Area i have built is rocking and i believe one of the legs as shown in the attached picture is a slight 1 - ...
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Computer desk vibrates and hits wall while I type, need solution?

Like the title says, when I type on my computer desk, my computer desk vibrates and hits against my wall. I was thinking about mounting L-brackets to the bottom of the desk to the studs in my wall, ...
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Will a 72 x 24 x 1 3/4" Maple tabletop sag if supported by only four legs?

My current working desk is a 1" thick table. Even though there is not much weight on top of the desk (screen, keyboard, laptop ), the table's own weight, given its top dimensions, 60" x 30" ( 150cm ...
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How can I cover a window in a nice way

I have my gaming place and workplace in front of a window because this is the most convenient and silent place I can have it in my apartment. However, The back of my screens is visible to the outside ...
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How to unlock a jammed cam lock

I am trying to disassemble an IKEA desk, and need to get the cam locks off and out to take the desk apart. The issue is not prying them out, it's turning them to get them unlocked. Most of them ...
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Wall guide for sit-stand desk to improve stability

I have a sit-stand desk which moves 50cm vertically. It can be quite wobbly due to the weight of the desk top, and is easy to oscillate side-side or front-back. With static furniture, my response ...
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"Floating" desk - Avoiding wood sag, aluminium right angle support

I'm building a new desk in my study, and I'm looking for some advice/guidance on structural strength. The desk will be an L shape, mounted wall to wall along one side of the room, and desk to leg ...
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Thinking about adding a Keyboard tray to a MDF Desk, is it safe?

So I am thinking of buying this Desk (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MQDPP38/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A1N6DT631H7VR6&psc=1) And these sliding arms (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...
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Floating desk on concrete block wall

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 ...
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