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The hanging desk could be done without angled supports or legs...but it would need a metal support bracket made/welded. A piece of flat steel with a couple of bars welded to it at a right angle...something like this would work if you make sure to use thick enough metal -



The desk could either slide onto the bars, so the bars would be hidden in a recess in the desk top, or just attached on top of the bars. If you recess it, it will be completely hidden. And of course use long bolts to bolt the mount to the wall, and make absolutely sure to go into the studs.
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The hanging desk could be done without angled supports or legs...but it would need a metal support bracket made/welded. A piece of flat steel with a couple of bars welded to it at a right angle...something like this would work if you make sure to use thick enough metal -



The desk could either slide onto the bars, so the bars would be hidden in a recess in the desk top, or just attached on top of the bars. If you recess it, it will be completely hidden. And of course use long bolts to bolt the mount to the wall, and make absolutely sure to go into the studs.

You would have make sure you didn't get a huge bending moment but yes something like that would work.
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The important part of that desk is the fact that it has the two diagonal braces on the edges and quite a wide back/mount. As long as you use simple ideas like that you can greatly increase the efficacy of your mounting system because the weight and direction of force are distributed more evenly.


My horrible paint skills:




The above design by Aaron would also benefit greatly from some smaller triangular braces on each "peg".
Edited by Chickenman - 10/18/15 at 2:37pm
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Guys, thank you so much for your contribution. I'm going forward with the suspended desk and shelf made of melamine chipboards (hung on the wall by 20 gauge iron sheets bent at a right angle) idea, but I'm not so sure about getting a file cabinet-ish thing for the case. (See image below)



Now, I need ideas as to how/on what I can accommodate the case if I don't want the cabinet thingy. The position of the case will be the same which is to the right side of the whole setting. But I cannot come up with ideas of any furniture that can hold the case and still be classy and non-redundant.

Any and every idea is welcome. And I strongly recommend the use of images when presenting an idea. Thank you.
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Guys, thank you so much for your contribution. I'm going forward with the suspended desk and shelf made of melamine chipboards (hung on the wall by 20 gauge iron sheets bent at a right angle) idea, but I'm not so sure about getting a file cabinet-ish thing for the case. (See image below)

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Now, I need ideas as to how/on what I can accommodate the case if I don't want the cabinet thingy. The position of the case will be the same which is to the right side of the whole setting. But I cannot come up with ideas of any furniture that can hold the case and still be classy and non-redundant.

Any and every idea is welcome. And I strongly recommend the use of images when presenting an idea. Thank you.

You want triangles no right angles unless you weld in a brace.

You could go with the TV MOUNT speaking of those and have the case free floating.. Could mount some braces on back of the case and screw tv to that.
Edited by m98custom1212 - 10/21/15 at 7:46am
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You want triangles no right angles unless you weld in a brace.

You could go with the TV MOUNT speaking of those and have the case free floating.. Could mount some braces on back of the case and screw tv to that.

I agree about the no right angles. Make sure it is secure. Instead of looking at ways to get rid of the bracing/security, start looking into creative ways to camouflage/hide the bracing if that is what you do not want to see. Something as simple as frosted glass or even mirrors if you want to keep it minimal. The color theme of my setup is black, orange, and white. If I were to go the route you are going, I would look into using those colors to my advantage to help hide the braces.

Looking good is great, but not if it puts your entire setup at risk.

I believe it has been brought up before but if your sketches look good, you are forgetting the wires. You will have to fish them through the wall and that could force you to make/buy longer wires or adapters.

Have you looked into the various wall-mounted PCs that have gained popularity? You could mount your computer and other items to the wall the monitors and "desk" below. Would be good for cable management and could look great. I know you don't have the water cooling that this user does but you can still use his idea as a base and tone it down. http://www.overclock.net/t/1424387/gallery-build-log-ultimate-wall-mount-rig-maxxplanck-v2-completed/0_50

If you can't hide the cables completely, work on making the cables themselves aesthetically pleasing -
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The above design by Aaron would also benefit greatly from some smaller triangular braces on each "peg".

If you use heavy enough steel, it wouldn't be needed at all. Look at how a truck frame is built...same basic principle. I am sure you don't worry a truck is going to bend in half, and neither would my design, as long as you use proper thickness on the steel and have it welded up tight. With less material, sure, additional bracing would be needed, but that's beside's the fact...my design is meant to eliminate the need for bracing. If made right, the studs in the wall would have more give than the bracket...
Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 10/21/15 at 4:54pm
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...
Look at how a truck frame is built...same basic principle. I am sure you don't worry a truck is going to bend in half
...

Well I see some people that really should tongue.gif
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You would have make sure you didn't get a huge bending moment but yes something like that would work.

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If you use heavy enough steel, it wouldn't be needed at all. Look at how a truck frame is built...same basic principle. I am sure you don't worry a truck is going to bend in half, and neither would my design, as long as you use proper thickness on the steel and have it welded up tight. With less material, sure, additional bracing would be needed, but that's beside's the fact...my design is meant to eliminate the need for bracing. If made right, the studs in the wall would have more give than the bracket...

I wasn't trying to be disparaging regarding your design at all, just mentioned it because you can achieve the same strength with lighter materials with a bit of refinement which is usually the goal of anyone wanting to create something for market or aesthetics.

You can't argue that no matter how thick you make the steel, how robust the mounting points, that a simple brute force design wouldn't be improved with the addition of some thoughtful engineering.

Truck chassis is a bad comparison as the steel is suspended between two (or more) points with no real overhang intended to bear weight.
Edited by Chickenman - 10/22/15 at 2:21am
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