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Hi guys, i have the IKEA Galant corner desk with T-Legs and the max load is 60kg. Now with all the other stuff like monitor, speakers, keyboard etc... im not sure whether to put it on or not. At the moment its on the floor on a plank of wood (better than carpet) next to the desk. Thing is, its in between the end of my bed and the desk so i cant see it. Im just about to do a WC loop through it and add led fans so i dont want it hiding. It weighs alot, i havent weighed it yet but i reckon around 60 pounds.

What do you reckon?
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post #2 of 3
As a general rule, the specified load bearing weight and what you can actually put on their are not the same. The given weight is in line with health and safety blah blah, basically they don't want to get sued!!

If place it on the desk look for the best support, above the legs, close to the edge ideally.
Also, balance the weight of everything evenly, the weight will have a greater effect if you just plonk it in the middle. 60KG is 132 pounds, thats quite a lot so should be okay, depending on how you sit remember the weight your place on the table as well!

Keeping it off the floor will keep it much cleaner and give better airflow but you may find it slightly louder.
     
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I have that desk to . Didn't notice the 60kg weight limit thou. IMO the legs and frame seam sturdy enough I be more worried about the cheap material that the top is made of. So try to spread the weight around and see if there is any bending happening.
    
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