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Clueless moron trying to make a desk.

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by nickdouk, 8 Dec 2011.

  1. nickdouk

    nickdouk

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone could help. I'm currently attempting to make my self a two tier desk similar to the one in this picture:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XGRz6uWGK3I/RnVLeRGQqZI/AAAAAAAABHI/sQ_IgE03qk8/s400/1.jpg

    The only difference being that mine will have a solid line of wood vertically across the width of the back, supporting the shelf (my computer is heavy).

    What I'm wondering is where to get the wood that I need, first I thought I could pick up a couple of these:

    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/90071168/

    as that's the finish and rough dimensions I'm after, but I noticed they are filled with paper, so I don't really want to be drilling into them from all angles.

    Could anyone point me in the right direction to get a couple of pieces similar to that but solid wood?

    Thanks very much,

    Nick
     
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    go to an auction and buy an old righting desk something that has been around at least 50 years and will still be here in another 50
     
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    I made mine from a sheet of 18mm oak block-board , but you could use any sheet material, very simple to make and if you are not very skilled you can buy 4 ready made legs from B&Q to make assembly quicker.
     
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    Or a couple of Ikea wooden worktops.

    J
     
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