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Forum topic by mana01 posted 05-20-2010 12:30 AM 967 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mana01

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05-20-2010 12:30 AM

Hi everyone

Im wanting a computer desk that can fit two desktops and and everything else on it.

Is there any ideas on how to make this big boy, without sagging in the center? Materials for top?

Cheers


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#1 posted 05-20-2010 03:53 AM

Do you mean cm, instead of mm?

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#2 posted 05-20-2010 01:57 PM

Very sorry for the mistake yes it is cm.

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#3 posted 05-20-2010 10:12 PM

I’ve gone to mounting my monitors on swing-out arms on the wall. and my computers generally sit on a rack under the desk, but…

First thing: Weigh the computers and the monitors, then head over to The Sagulator and do some calculations.

My initial guesses: If you have 100 kilos of gear, laminate two sheets of plywood together, and put a hardwood (even just something like Poplar) edge on the front and give a good deep vertical support in the back (ie: at least 7cm/4”, but a back that goes all the way to the floor would be really strong), you’ll be fine. If you can put some intermediate supports in that span (300cm is nearly 10 feet, longer than a sheet of plywood), like file drawers, or even racks for computers under the desk, even if they’re only for a drawer width on either end, then you have less of an issue.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#4 posted 05-20-2010 11:05 PM

Thank you very much for confirming what i had been thinking, good minds think alike!

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#5 posted 05-27-2010 07:50 AM

Sorry I don’t speak metric LOL

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