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post #1 of 9
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Alright OCN, so i plan to build a new desk. this is what i had:
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If you can't already tell, this desk is more than 10 years old and was designed back when the norm was a single CRT monitor of 19" or less. so neither of my LCD's fit back far enough and it basically just took up too much room and left me with no desk space. I have already deconstructed the desk to make way for my new creation, so i'm left working/playing like this:
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which is not very comfortable any way i do it, so i would like to build my new desk as soon as possible.
I am aiming for something like this:
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Pretty much, I want to build one out of a door. I've already measured my space and ive got a perfect 80" to work with (the length of a door) so i'm pretty sure thats what i'm going to do. the only part i haven't figured out yet is what to use for Legs and how to attach them.
I was thinking i could get some PVC pipes and paint them, but that still leaves out how im gonna attach them to the door.....
So i'm asking you to suggest solutions for legs for this desk i want to build biggrin.gif (and any other suggestions about building the desk would be helpful too biggrin.gif )

Thanks guys wink.gif
post #2 of 9
Attach it the the walls, and then use one leg.

Here's and old, crappy picture of my desk so you can understand:
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I'd recommend just screwing 1x2's against the wall, and then just sit the board on top and then just take out the air nailer and attach it. Then you just need a leg on the fron left corner, which.. for me was a 4x4 that is used for a bed post above.
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post #3 of 9
man.....i love your old desk...lol would be great for my room. As for your desk build, im not really sure what would work for the legs. a door is a pretty good idea, lots of space to work with. ill see what i can find out for ya.
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Originally Posted by Shane1244;13353550 
Attach it the the walls, and then use one leg.

Here's and old, crappy picture of my desk so you can understand:
img1103e.jpg

I'd recommend just screwing 1x2's against the wall, and then just sit the board on top and then just take out the air nailer and attach it. Then you just need a leg on the fron left corner, which.. for me was a 4x4 that is used for a bed post above.

I like that idea, and if it was my house, i wouldn't hesitate to do that. but it isnt my house and i'm pretty sure my dad doesn't want me putting holes in his walls that will get left behind when i leave.

I found these: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10105290 Ikea Vika Curry legs and would like to use them, but first i need to figure out why Ikea's shipping calculator is telling me its going to cost $99 to ship just one of them eek.gif
post #5 of 9
yea i built a table for my server using a desktop and 4 legs from ikea. cheap and sturdy. my advice is make the desk as large as u can. and if u attach it to the wall make damn sure you measure things right or it'll be lopsided lol. personally i prefer 4 legs so i can move it around, but to each their own.
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post #6 of 9
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Well, here is the preliminary setup. Bought a simple door at Home Depot and set it on 3 parts of the desk i was previously using. still need to finish the desk and decide what i'm going to use for support. thinking either whats under it right now, Ikea Vika Curry legs, or some 4x4's. Tell me what you think:
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post #7 of 9
That actually doesn't look to bad, just buy some L mounting brackets for the bottom and stain the door and you'll have a pretty sharp home made desk.cool.gif
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That actually doesn't look to bad, just buy some L mounting brackets for the bottom and stain the door and you'll have a pretty sharp home made desk.cool.gif

I concur with this. Looks pretty good. And your saving money by using old parts from the desk u took out. Just make sure its attatched like gunfire said. Would suck for it to just fall over.


And i clicked my addy in the ikea shipping and it came out to $10. Im in south florida. cool.gif
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post #9 of 9
Once its finished it should look fantastic. So fantastic that I might have to do this myself. biggrin.gif
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