Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Floating Desk - Phase 2. Bracket questions
So I'm on to phase 2 of my floating desk plan, and I'm now trying to determine just how possible (see: impossible) it would be to construct this desk without a support leg on the left side. Here is a recap of the desk build:
- 8' long
- 2' deep
- 2.5" thick
- 113 lbs (approx.)
- Skins - 3/4" beech ply
- Grid - 1" tall strips of 3/4" ply
The finer points:
- The desk will be situated in a corner with the back and right side both supported by a French cleat
- The front, right side of the desk will have storage built-in beneath it. This storage will be 1.5' wide (think of a filing cabinet supporting a desk top)
- The desk top will be a torsion box
- Nothing heavy like a computer will be sitting on the desk
I would like to support the left (floating) side of the desk with just a forged L-bracket and not a leg. The bracket would be anchored to a stud in the wall, and be somewhere around 20" in length. Don't know what material yet, but I'm sure the smith can advise.
I could also get 2 brackets and place one closer to the center for added rigidity, but I think that might be overkill.
Do you guys have any thoughts on this, specifically the idea of using an L-bracket for the left side?
Last edited by North_End; 06-04-2015 at 04:30 PM.