Hi all, please go easy on me, I am an aspiring DIYer but I have very little experience with woodworking. I am very interested and want to try a starter project.
We have this pottery barn corner desk:
We moved the desk to our basement and of course it doesnít fit in the corner, so I was going to buy this smaller desk, keeping one cabinet and moving the other one elsewhere:
Well that doesnít fit either, itís 52 inches and the space along the wall is 50 inches (plus itís $230+shipping). So I thought, why not try to build it myself?
I found these plans to build exactly what I wanted to my specifications:
I feel pretty comfortable attempting this, but my real question was on the legs. In the above plans they seem a lot more complicated than I would have thought, requiring three 1x3 boards being glued and nailed together. Also I would have to add a veneer if I wanted to stain it I guess? I wanted to know, why not use just one solid piece for each leg and a bracket like the one below:
The big corner desk uses this type of bracket and leg in the middle for support and came with a similar bracket (albeit, not adjustable, itís one solid piece.)
The pottery barn small desk seems to use two solid pieces for the legs Iím guessing from the pictures. How would I go about it using two solid pieces and is there anywhere else to get those brackets? Looks like they also need a support in the middle. I could only find them on that one website.