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I Have Questions About Making A Desk

by mason1204
posted 08-03-2016 04:09 AM

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#1 posted 08-03-2016 05:59 AM

I’d be concerned about the ability of those legs and the way they attach to withstand any lateral pressure (someone leaning or pushing against the end of the desk). Vertical load is one thing but lateral stability is another. That’s a lot of desk to depend on four short 10 mm studs threaded into stamped steel mounting plates to hold everything upright and plumb.

I’d be surprised if a 10 foot span of even maple butcher block didn’t sag a little over time.

Pilot holes and wood screws would work fine

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#2 posted 08-03-2016 01:14 PM

First off, neither of your links is working (just an FYI)

Since I cant see the items, the only question I’d start out with… Is this butcher block top a glued-up solid piece? Or is it a pressboard underlay, and only skinned in something that looks like butcherblock?

I’m always wary of ads that promote REAL wood furniture, only to find it’s pressboard, skinned to LOOK like oak.

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#3 posted 08-03-2016 01:31 PM

The mounting plate looks like it will hold the legs pretty good but I think you will still get some wobble with the top being so long.
As far as the sag goes, maybe get a 5th leg to put in the middle (towards the back, just so your legs don’t hit it).
Always pre drill your holes.

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#4 posted 08-03-2016 02:49 PM

I’m thinking that it’s going to have some bounce in the middle

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#5 posted 08-03-2016 03:14 PM

You are going to make a 10 foot long desk? I would cut it in half and make two. Four legs would not be enough for a 10” span, it is designed to sit on a counter cabinets.

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#6 posted 08-03-2016 03:21 PM

or maybe put another set of legs in center of it …....... then it would be fine

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