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Will 3/4" square steel bar support an 8 foot MDF desktop?

An 8 foot long 3/4" steel rod will sag, rather dramatically, all by itself. The same amount of steel in a different shape (tubing or angle, typically at this scale) would be much stiffer. As ...
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Will 3/4" square steel bar support an 8 foot MDF desktop?

It will be very heavy and the strength comes from a supporting structure, not from the MDF. I would make the frame out of timber and then line it with MDF if required. And you always have to worry ...
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Will floor bend/sag over time under the weight of my desk?

I cannot calculate nor have the schedules to refer to for deflection and load capacity. However I can tell you from experience, the construction of your shed floor should be well capable of supporting ...
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Will 3/4" square steel bar support an 8 foot MDF desktop?

I suggest you stop by the steel store and give that bar a sit. In other words, if it doesn't support your weight fairly effectively at the center of an 8 foot span it's not suitable for a desk of ...
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Will floor bend/sag over time under the weight of my desk?

It's fine, although the 2 mm pad below your laminate might not like the 44 psi maximum pressure under the small legs. Your 23/32" plywood should have a span rating of 24" for subfloor ...
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Improvement for a wood desk

Since you aren't putting much weight on it, I think I'd try wire guides of the sort that wrap around the wire and are then secured to the having material with a screw. How many you'd want would depend ...
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How to treat beech plywood to be used as a desktop?

If you want heat reisitant clear paint try an auto-parts store or paint specialist. when I need a heat-proof surface for soldering I just use a large ceramic floor tile.
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