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Forum topic by Sharaola posted 04-16-2012 01:52 PM 1304 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sharaola

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04-16-2012 01:52 PM

Hello All,
This is my first question on your kind forum.

I am making a desk using MDF for the attached picture.

As it is my first question here, I am expecting a kind feedback and support from your side .

Thanks,


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Bill White

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 02:15 PM

Glue and dowels would work. So would “knock down” bolts and cross grain nuts. Half lap joints with glue.
You’re gonna need some type of bracing to prevent wracking. Triangular brackets?
Welcome to the fray.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 04-16-2012 02:21 PM

I would suggest using top and bottom rails to support the 203 cm span.

Welcome to LJ’s Sharaola! Have fun making your desk.

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Sharaola

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 03:17 PM

@bill white:

Thanks for your reply Sir, would you please provide me with pictures, videos or links for your recommendations.

@Waho6o9:

Thanks for your reply Sir, Do you mean Metal or wodden rails ?
How can i attach/fasten the edges together.

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 03:29 PM

Your welcome Sharaola.

I would suggest you use wood or MDF for rails and fasten the edges with dowels or floating tennons.

Plan your work and then work your plan. Use an adhesive like Titebond III and you will do well.

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 05:55 PM

I hope you are not thinking of putting anything on top. A piece of MDF 203 cm long won’t support any weight.

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