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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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DIY Desk - Trestle stability

I am trying to build my desk. I can see a lot of positive comments about the Karlby worktops from IKEA and I think the 2.46m x 0.63m walnut worktop is exactly what I need. My problem is that I ...
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Bracket specification for wall-mounted desk

I've ordered a new desktop which will be made of solid oak. Its dimensions are 2300mm (L) x 820mm (W) (approx. 90.5" x 32"). I doubt it's relevant except for estimating its weight but it's 27mm (1") ...
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Support for butcher block desk

If I am planning on buying a product such as the one shown here and to support it using a solution such as the braces shown here - How often would you place a brace - Is every stud (~16") overkill, ...
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Broken Slide Stop Clip

In removing my desk drawers, I broke one of the 12 clips when I squeezed the top, it snapped. Where can I find a replacement? Is there a name for this type of clip?
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Building computer desk with Solid core door (Help please)

if you're reading this I thank you for taking the time! I am a beginner at this type of stuff but I know how to use saws and make cuts. To cut to the chase, I am trying to build a nice and sturdy ...
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8' Ikea Countertop Desk Build - Support Question

I'm working on building a custom 8' long desk using the Ikea "Karlby" countertop in walnut. I'm planning to put hairpin legs on each of the four corners, but since the span of the desk is so long, I ...
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Can a large hole be reliably drilled in a table _by hand_?

The Ikea Fixa 5-piece hole saw set can be used to drill a hole in a tabletop. I intend to use the smallest in this set. The table is too big and even though the monitor arm is quite long, it is not ...
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How thick should plywood be when building a desk?

I'd like to build a desk from a sheet of wood and four metal legs at each corner. Appearance is not critical; a rugged built-from-scratch look is quite fine. Dimensions will be 1200mm x 650mm (47" x ...
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Removable desk attachment

Background I try to build an attachment for my desk. The attachment will be a place to put my joystick/throttle while gaming. This attachment needs to be easily removable (many times), preferably ...
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Fine tuning the location of an office chair on thick carpets

Rolling an office chair to one's home is problematic. You do want the comfort and flexibility, but the carpet is thick. If you don't use a carpet protector, it's only a matter of time until the carpet ...
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What do I need to know for wall-mounted desk

I'm trying to build a rather large desk that's going to hold 2 computers 2 monitors and accessories associated with them, and well, 2 humans working all day long and occasionally resting on the desk. ...
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Mounting Computer Under Particle Board Desk

I would like to mount a computer under a desktop made from particle board, the desktop is 1/2 inch thick, the computer plus mount weighs about 25lbs. Would the particle board hold? How could I mount ...
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what would happen if I don't put a finish on my new computer desk?

I just got this to make a computer desk, it is made of bamboo and it is 74in x 40in x 1.5in I added a keyboard tray under it so my keyboard+mouse are not on top of it Since it is big I might, on ...
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Earthquake anchors for a standing desk

I have an IKEA adjustable standing desk I'd like to anchor to the wall in case of an earthquake. Requirements: The desk should still be adjustable, that is, I don't want to anchor it just up or just ...
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Solution for desk chair on an uneven floor

Under my desk in the office is an uneven expansion joint on the floor with a thin metal plate. An average desk chair with 2 inch (5cm) wheels sticks at the joint or needs some velocity to roll over it....
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Cable Management [closed]

I have a **** tonne of wires behind my monitor. As my room is too damn small, I am using chest of drawers as a table for my desktop PC. The "table" has no holes at the back to feed any cables through, ...
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Re-surface desk for laser mouse

I have an IKEA desk with a subtle fake wood grain paint layer (black) on the surface. The paint in the area that my mouse moves has worn away leaving a shiny textureless surface that the laser mouse ...
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How much weight can mild steel square tubing support?

I am looking to purchase a length of steel tubing with the following dimensions 1800mm x 25mm x 25mm with a wall thickness of 3mm. How much weight will be able to support at mid point if supported at ...
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Help Planning DIY Butcher Block Desk

For context, I'm no professional but I'm comfortable figuring things out with advice/instructions. I'm planning on building an L-shaped desk for my kids. I've already selected the important materials, ...
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Will painted wood that has been buffed to a polished finish remain so with daily use, i.e. a desk?

I'm looking to repaint & resurface a wooden desk in our house that is currently untreated. My desire is to bring the desk surface to a polished/reflective gloss white finish using a combination of ...
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Desktop for Custom Space

I had a space to put my workspace that is kind of unusual, very long, I had a desk built, but the finish on it is a joke. I went to Ikea to see if I could buy one of their custom desktops (prefinished)...
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Suitable surface to cover old harvest table for use as desk

I use an old harvest table as a desk. Most of the time it doesn't matter that its surface consists of four fairly rough planks because I use a keyboard and a trackball. I seldom use a pen. Still it ...
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How can I attach a metal frame with pre-drilled 3/8" holes to a hardwood table top?

I'd like to attach a 1 1/8" thick table made of beech to a metal frame. The metal frame normally attaches to a particle board top through 3/8" holes. An outer piece of plastic is first inserted into ...
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Stopping a standing desks from rocking

I just finished making a standing desk, the top board is 4x2 feet and is about 45 inches high. I am having a problem with the desk rocking back and forth. Here is a picture of it: As you can see at ...
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Attaching a heavy plastic object - of which I can't access the inside - to the side of an office table

I have a wooden table in my studio and need to attach to its side a Lenovo Laptop docking station (2 kg, 3.5 lbs), to which then I want to plug and unplug my Lenovo T450s laptop (2 kg, 3.5 lbs) to ...
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Sloped Floor: Quick Fix for Bed and Desk

The room I'm in is about 8' wide x 16' long. It slopes fairly heavily, primarily width-wise. The bed and the desk both go against the long wall, meaning the slope either results in a raised head or ...
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Mount Keyboard Tray To Linnmon (Particle Board) desktop?

I got the 59" x 30" linnmon black/brown top for my new computer desk (apparently it's made of particleboard and filled with paper). I also bought one of those fancy ergonomic metal arm keyboard trays (...
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Most reasonable way to raise desk by 4 inches

I have this desk, and I love it so far. It's a big desk and pretty sturdy for being extremely cheap and made of particle board. My problem with it is it being 4" shorter than my last desk, which I ...
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How should I reinforce the center of my desk?

I've built a desk out of melamine 55"l 26"w and 30"d the sides are the same material and the center of my desk bends and causes my monitor to wobble. I'd like to reinforce this without large ...
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Mounting a monitor arms clamp on an IKEA desk, what can I use to distribute the load?

I have this IKEA desk which I use for my computer. It currently holds two 27" monitors. The monitors are too low for my eyesight, so I bought this two-monitor arms to hold them up and free some space ...
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What is the ideal method of supporting a 27" deep floating desk across 10 feet of wall?

I'm building a floating U shaped desk in my office that will go from wall to wall. This desk will need to support the monitors and accessories of two desktop computers. The towers will be on shelves ...
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Should I fasten brackets to the wall or desktop first?

I have a 20"x60"x3/4" piece of knotty pine with three coats of lacquer. I have two big support brackets. This will be a minimalist desk, should I mount the brackets to the sheet then mount the ...
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How can I drill a grommet hole in my Ikea desktop?

I have a computer setup that I would like to improve. My plan is to drill a hole through pretty much the MIDDLE of the desk in order to pass wires and make my overall setup look cleaner. What I'd ...
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Forgot washer when after building a desk

I just finish building a desk. I already drilled holes prematurely (not deep, the table top isnt pre-drilled) and force my screw to fully go in. It includes washers that is meant to be between the ...
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Recipe for a 2m x 1m concrete working plane

I'd like to create working plane from concrete to be put on a support and be used as desk. The dimension should be 1m x 2m and the thickness will depend on recommendations. It should support 150 kg. ...
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how to “float” a large desk (3000mm x 720mm x 40mm) between walls

I am setting up a home office at the moment in a 3m wide room and like the idea of having a desk "float" from one side of the room to the other. I am basing on this guide. For my desk I'm going to ...
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How to get an Ikea screw mount out of a piece of wood?

I was assembling an Alex desk that I got from Ikea today and I misread the instructions and misarranged a screw mount.
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Isolating a workstation located in an open space office

I have a large room in my house, which I use as an open space office where several people are working on their own desk (see image below for an idea of how it looks like). Several persons make many ...
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Building a Workstation (Piano Keyboard) PC DESK with MDF

I am in the process of building a new desk. The table top will be about 175cm. There will be 2 simple shelf cabinet so one on each side. But in between the 2 cabinets, there will be another desk ...
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Best way to mount a wooden tabletop to a flat surface

I am in the process of building a new desk for myself. I have already built two drawers that will function as the legs of the desk, and I have the tabletop itself. Now, what would be the best way to ...
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Stable Legs for Desk

I currently came into possession of a desktop from Ikea that is sort of like the one in the link but it is 63 inches wide, roughly an inch thick. I am looking to put some legs on it that are about 27-...
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Steel tube deflection over span

I am installing 16' desktop to a concrete block wall. The back wall and one side will sit on a 2x4 ledger. The opposite short side will be a solid plywood panel to help support weight. The top will ...
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I am using tongue and groove planks for a desk. What's the best substrate to use?

I am using tongue and groove planks for a desk. What's the best substrate to use?