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04-14-2011 01:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: desk wall-mounted floating question

I’m interested in building a floating desk for my studio apartment. I think my desired dimensions are 47” wide and 17-20” deep. The walls are solid (no studs) and the building was built in the 60s/70s so figure concrete or something similar. I’ve seen a bracket for floating desks in an E shape where the desk slides onto the bracket made in both wood and metal rods connected to a beam. Would either of these work? Ideally, I’d like to build a deeper version of the image below. Is this possible without L brackets under the desk?


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#1 posted 04-14-2011 04:26 AM

I am thinking either putting a back on it or a french cleat system. If you are going make it 17 to 20 inch wide you wont see the back if you inset it into the back.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 04-15-2011 09:12 PM

The pictured desk uses L brackets under the top piece and then screws the bottom and sides once mounted. It seems like building a back and then using metal french cleats is probably the strongest. I’m going to try and build it this week.

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#3 posted 04-16-2011 12:43 AM

Lets us know how it works out.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#4 posted 04-16-2011 01:18 AM

I’d build in an adjustment mechanism if making it much deeper to tune
out the almost inevitable sag.

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