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Is the sag acceptable? Yes, calculated with Sagulator, and another method. A center support is not needed. Note that when you updated the calculations, you got some of the units wrong. I believe that they are correct below. The two calculations yield slightly different results, probably because of assumptions of the strength of the wood. Always design desks ...


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You could use side/back ledgers under the "shelf" and add a stiffener of 1x2 oak under the front edge with glue and screws. You could use a piece of wood on the front edge also if it is unfinished with glue and finish nails. Also, it looks like you can order with an edging strip. Consider letting them add a suitable piece of wood to the unsupported ...


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Natural wood, even within a given species, can have a range of color tones. You can see this even in the old boards, none of which are exactly the same color. Some are more blonde, some are more grey, etc. White oak can turn pink shortly after milling. However, this color should have gone away long before the board was delivered as flooring. Red oak on the ...


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Two legs won't stand up by themselves. It works for a person, but that has a lot to do with center of gravity and the brain helping keep the body stable. Two sticks of metal and a slab of wood need a bit of help. You generally won't find anything with one or two legs standing by itself, unless each leg has a much larger base attached. Think about a typical ...


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