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yeah, just found the post where you mentioned they were from Ikea. Not really an option for me since the closest Ikea is ~400 miles and their shipping rates are nuts. I do like how they hide your case though, and I couldn't tell your sub was on the right.

YES. Exactly what I was hoping to do with them.
    
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Question to the OP and to those who have done this.

If I wanted to take a second door blank and use it to create an L shape, attached to the first piece so it becomes a total length of 116" across (80" length + 36" width), how and where would you put the legs? (Assuming your using Ulriks?)

Absolutely beautiful setup by the way. wink.gif
post #43 of 60
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If I had an L shaped desk, and wanted to use Ullriks, I'd be tempted to affix the surfaces together with a couple tie plates, place the Ullriks at the two ends, and put a leg or two in the back corner:

    
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post #44 of 60
Depending on the room and setup for the L I might go a bit further in bracing. If this is a "permanent" setup that would not be moved I would run a couple of 2x4 along the all and let the backs of the L rest on that to ensure you have a solid base.
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If I had an L shaped desk, and wanted to use Ullriks, I'd be tempted to affix the surfaces together with a couple tie plates, place the Ullriks at the two ends, and put a leg or two in the back corner:


I was thinking of arranging the desks this way. I figured I would draw something up since since you encouraged me. biggrin.gif

Thoughts?

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I was thinking of arranging the desks this way. I figured I would draw something up since since you encouraged me. biggrin.gif

Thoughts?

Mopar is absolutely right. If you can put holes in your wall, and it works in this case, a 2x4 as a support is a pretty decent choice for leg-less support.

That diagram looks about right.
    
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post #47 of 60
I have a desk in the same layout. I used supports drilled into the wall and have a bookcase as one end support and a cabinet on the other. No support anywhere else and that sucker is strong and stabil. I did use birch wood which is pretty strong
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Mopar is absolutely right. If you can put holes in your wall, and it works in this case, a 2x4 as a support is a pretty decent choice for leg-less support.

That diagram looks about right.

Alright that sounds like a good idea. One problem though. I went to Home Depot here in Canada and when I asked if they carried any solid wood door blanks the guys looked at me like I was from another planet. Never heard of it, never seen it, don't carry it. Only the hollow doors...

*** MATE??? biggrin.gif
post #49 of 60
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Hm. That's unfortunate. They should at the very least be able to order some and deliver it to the store at no extra cost.
    
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post #50 of 60
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Alright that sounds like a good idea. One problem though. I went to Home Depot here in Canada and when I asked if they carried any solid wood door blanks the guys looked at me like I was from another planet. Never heard of it, never seen it, don't carry it. Only the hollow doors...

*** MATE??? biggrin.gif

That's odd, local Home Depot has to order them but knows of them, local Lowes and Menards have them in stock in a couple of different wood grains.
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