Originally Posted by Slappy Mcgee
I like your style man. Simple and effective
Originally Posted by mathelm
Saw your post in another thread and link to this build. Their right about that sag in the middle, and it will only get worst over time. My suggestion is a simple fix. Just use some 1"x strips of wood and glue (liquid nails would do nicely) and tack in place. 3 or 4 along the length should do for the main desk area, and a couple on the upper section. You might want to consider some T's and cross bars on the main legs also to stiffen them up (I'm sure it's a little wobbly at this point). Maybe a double T on the rear legs to tie them all together ( if you can find a ABS one).
Some wood filler, sand it, hit with a oil based paint or stain, and then add a few coats of clear polyurethane (what they put on a wood stain to give it that glossy protective coat).
I think the ABS legs were a master stroke with lots of design potential. I think I might have went with PVC, but only because there's a bigger selection of fittings at most places. But great idea....
Thanks for the suggestion, I never though about using those T's. As for the finished surface, I'm really sold on the Fiber Wrap right now, although staining would be easier and cheaper.
As for ABS vs. PVC, well I chose to use Plastic piping for the frame because of the modular desk designs I saw recently, I forget the site, but basically it was metal pipes and metal fittings that used just an allan key to tighten. And for the choice of ABS over PVC:
- not being exposed to sunlight
- not being used for plumbing
- comes in black
- fittings are cheaper
- had a thicker wall available at the smaller size
- easier to paint
- easier to assemble and dis-assemble
- tighter connection in fittings (since I'm not gluing it)