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post #1 of 7 Old 11-25-2019, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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metal frame?

I have a desk project in mind that would have a metal frame. What are some sources of just metal frames that I can
add my desktop to?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-25-2019, 12:08 PM
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But note that these are all third party vendors. Read the reviews first.

You can get similar items from Etsy.
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Thank you for the link I will check it out.
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-25-2019, 03:45 PM
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Are you going to paint your frame? There are metal fabrication shops almost everywhere that would weld up anything you could design, and make it out of almost any shape metal you could dream of. You could even have it built from stainless steel and polish it yourself.

Sorry I can't speak of cost since I fabricate my own designs, and my hobby time is worth nothing.

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You might want to try 80/20 aluminum extrusions
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The best source of a metal frame to meet your specific needs would be a machine shop that is local to you. If you make a sketch with dimensions they will produce what you want.

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post #7 of 7 Old 11-27-2019, 03:28 PM
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A machine shop will be expensive!

You don't need the precision skills of a machinist. You just need a good weld/fabricator which will work for much less. I've used both, and the machine shop hourly rate is over $100.00 per hour, the fab shop is around $60.00.

As someone who has fabricated a lot of metal both by welding and bending, cutting rectangular and square tubing, and mitering it, that will be much cheaper.

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The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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