Modern Computer Desk #2: Leg Alternatives

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Blog entry by Ron Stewart posted 04-27-2017 09:22 PM 1893 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After much searching on Google and Pinterest, we settled on Big Craftsman steel table legs by Symmetry Hardware of Portland, Oregon.

As I write this, the legs are on order, but they should look like this rendering.

It took us a long time to find the perfect legs. I modeled several options, and I thought I’d show some of them in case it helps any other prospective desk or table builders.

Square rectangular tube legs (thick on top):

Bent metal bar legs, also rectangular (Big 90 legs, also from Symmetry Hardware):

Half-tapered legs:

Trapezoidal legs:

Trapezoidal legs with Z-braces:

Bracket legs:

In addition to these leg designs, we also played around with their positions on the cabinet. Some legs looked better inset from the sides, while others looked better flush (or nearly so) with the sides. Paralysis by analysis was a definite risk.

I’ll start covering the actual desk construction in the next post.

-- Ron Stewart

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