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Wall mounted desk: finished project

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by dmo, 16th Feb, 2016.

  1. dmo

    dmo Active Member

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    Spent a bit of time crafting the right idea for the study/spare bedroom in my PPOR and decided to go with a wall-mounted desk under the window. I'm a web designer, and there are two of us here, my parter is a teacher and she's got a ton of sh*t that's being brought home, so needed to give her space to work as well that wasn't the coffee table.

    The width of the room is about 306cm. I was aiming to go on the slightly less expensive end of the spectrum so went for a 300cm desk top length rather than deal with templating to the nth degree to make sure it was flush with the not-so-90°-walls.

    Because it was a wall-mounted desk and I'm the kind of person who leans on the desk a bit when working, I needed strong brackets that I wouldn't bang my knee on. I ended up purchasing 2 pairs (4 total) of these Heavy Duty Steel Shelf Brackets from Rockler. They are a pretty nifty product, happy with these and how easy they were to install.

    Anyway, attached is a photo of the finished product. Pretty chuffed over all. Any questions let me know.

    For the rest of the room, it's white trim with Taubmans Stormy Shadow. Next i'll add a sideboard, or small bookcase to the wall to the right of the picture, facing the desk. And possibly some slim/small drawers in the middle between the two work spaces.
     

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  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks great. Nice dog too :)
     
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    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    The dog is clearly a guard dog purchased specifically for the purpose of protecting tools of trade and therefore dog food etc would likely be tax deductible* :p:p
    *seek professional advice before relying on this* o_O
     
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  4. bob shovel

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    Looks neat!
    How deep is the bench and those brackets? They look strong and better than the standard crappy looking ones
     
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    nice work and a good looking dog! My wife did something similar in the past, a small foldable desk...yes pretty ashamed that I'm not as handy as her.
     
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    Hey bob, desk top itself is 75 cm deep but runs about 2-3cm under the window sill, and the brackets are 12" x 18" (~30 x 45cm) with the longer edge running along the table top. So they extend out over half way in the depth.

    I've attached a photo of the underside.
     

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  7. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Looks good - having a functional workspace is just the best. I've recently overhauled mine too, and I just love it. It's so much easier to be organised.
     
  8. chindonly

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    Nice one dmo. Where did you get the benchtop from, and how much did it cost?
    Thinking of something similar in our study.
     
  9. bob shovel

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    Good strong neat brackets!
     
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    Where did you get the laminate from DMO? How thick is it?