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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:25 pm 
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Hi,

I've just got a new office for the garden, it's a T&G log cabin with 35mm thick walls. I was planning on putting a few 8x2 c24 boards laminated together down the full length to make a desk. It's 3.2m long. Similar to how this guy has done his, only a bit smaller all round: https://imgur.com/gallery/j5iah#6PDXoAV

I'm concerned about how to support it well given the walls are only 35mm thick wood. If I ran a 2x3 batten all around three edges, and two supporting brackets https://www.amazon.co.uk/Large-Victoria ... B00N4TLRI8 through the middle also sat on 3x2, would that be enough? I could fix it with some carriage bolts, but would screws be enough and just put the brackets on 10mm carriage bolts?

No idea how people know this kind of thing, appreciate and advice.

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There are may ways to do this but I would build a subframe in 50 by 50mm with some support legs spaced evenly along the front and a cleat screwed on the back wall. I would use MDF as the work top as it will be well supported and all the load goes into the supporting frame so it will not affect the exterior back wall of the cabin.

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I was hoping to not have legs as I'll be moving up and down the desk on an office chair whilst I work, hence triangle brackets. I can get 3 beams pretty cheap too, and once joined there'll be no joins in it and It'll look way nicer than MDF once sanded and oiled. I used the same technique for my work bench.


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TBH 3.2 metres (10 feet) is a very long worktop to have without any form of extra support - and trying to tie it into 35mm thick T&G on angle brackets is asking a lot of the outer wall as well IMHO unless you intend to get some C-brackets fabricated (assuming a standard width of 600 to 700mm).

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If it's the same as in the picture and supported at both ends ( legs can be used there and not be obtrusive) then a single diagonal bracket in the centre should be enough support I would have thought . It's only for an office so not a huge weight or force being applied.


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I still think that 10in (250mm) brackets are inadequate due to the massive overhng

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Yes agreed that would be inadequate . I was thinking more of vertical legs either end against the walls ( assuming it's as the photo) with a diagonal brace running from close to the rent underside edge off the worktop to the floor/wall junction. One brace should be enough .


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