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Thanks for tip, I'll run two 2x4's running the length of the desk. And I do plan on adding either horizontal crossers between the legs and most like an X across the back and to sides as well maybe.

That'll be one sturdy desk! biggrin.gif

I'm hoping so haha.
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I like your style man. Simple and effective smile.gif Subbed smile.gif
post #33 of 83
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).

Like this.
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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....
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I like your style man. Simple and effective smile.gif Subbed smile.gif

Thanks biggrin.gif

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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).

Like this.
232

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:
- cheaper
- 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)
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nice desk. it makes me want to do the same thing.
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If you are doing more updates provide pictures, I'd love to see where this is going biggrin.gif
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I'd make a few test runs with the wrap. Like everything, I'll bet it's harder than it looks. Also not sure how well it'll stick to plywood. Maybe polyurethane it first if it doesn't. If you really want to get creative, you could spray paint a carbon fiber look. Saw that done once on Mussel car on spike tv......
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Abs is a good choice as its very rigid. SCH80 pvc is super expensive these days and even that has flex comparatively. Oh and one other thing. Pictures of progress lol?
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nice desk. it makes me want to do the same thing.

Thanks biggrin.gif

And good luck if you try one thumb.gif

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If you are doing more updates provide pictures, I'd love to see where this is going biggrin.gif

Of course, the desk has hit the back burner for now, got hit with a $1100 car repair bill frown.gif

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I'd make a few test runs with the wrap. Like everything, I'll bet it's harder than it looks. Also not sure how well it'll stick to plywood. Maybe polyurethane it first if it doesn't. If you really want to get creative, you could spray paint a carbon fiber look. Saw that done once on Mussel car on spike tv......

I have an extra piece of plywood 14" x 62" that I might use as the third platform, or I may get one that is 16" deep as well so I will most likely use that for practice.

And spray painting a carbon fiber look, have a link? Now I'm curious, I'm to sick right now to to extra searching, stupid bronchitis...

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Abs is a good choice as its very rigid. SCH80 pvc is super expensive these days and even that has flex comparatively. Oh and one other thing. Pictures of progress lol?

As stated, no progress as of late, been sick and had alternate financial priorities, next up will most likely be stabilizing the second platform and the main legs, still working that out on paper.
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Here's the first one I came across, but there's lots more on youtube. This will work with spray cans as well.

I think if he'd used a lighter silver it would have had a better effect...
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