|Forum topic by vind||posted 05-20-2016 01:59 AM||458 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-20-2016 01:59 AM
I’m in the process of designing a office desk for myself and need some help with the design. The plan is M&T rails/stretchers with 1/4 ply or raised panels. The desk is approx 49×25 with two drawers on the right side. I hope I get the terminalogy right. The areas I have questions about are in the knee well and the end of the desk.
Do you need some sort of stretcher between the desk end above the knee well to the drawers to add rigidity or will the top make it rigid enough?
On the ends I just have rails that the panel will fit into and a dado in the legs. Is this best way of doing this or will adding stiles be a better option for looks and strenght?
Do you need web frames in the drawer area?
I included a top view pic to help make it clear to what I’m talking about.
Thanks for all your help, Vince
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