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DIY Floating study desk

butters
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DIY Floating study desk

We have just built our first home and we have two study nooks which need a couple of desks. We are hoping to have some floating desks built and ideally I would like to undertake this myself rather than paying someone.

 

Both spaces are identical, being 1350 wide, with ample space for a 600 deep table top.

 

Have been looking at pre fabricated table tops, possibly an OAK hardwood such as this https://www.bunnings.com.au/alpine-oak-600-x-2100mm-x-26mm-laminated-panel_p8330130, cut down to size. Off cuts could be used for some staggered floating shelves above the desks.

 

Interested to hear peoples thoughts and see any examples of similar projects.

 

Cheers

Community Manager Jason
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Re: DIY Floating study desk

Sounds like a fantastic project @butters. Hopefully our members can share some similar projects with you, or make some helpful suggestions.

 

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Community Manager Jason
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Re: DIY Floating study desk

@butters,

 

I should have also asked whether you have seen this project on the Bunnings website? - How to make a D.I.Y. timber floating wall desk

 

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I will also embed the video below.

 

Hope it helps get you started. 

 

Jason

 

 

 

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ProjectPete
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Re: DIY Floating study desk

Those oanela are great @butters - premade, look great, few different options, easy install.

 

I joined two of these panels for my laundry reno https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Bathroom-and-Laundry/My-laundry-reno/m-p/4618 then used an off cut for a shelf between the two white cabinets.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: DIY Floating study desk

Thanks for your input @ProjectPete.

 

@butters might also be interested in seeing your floating planter box - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Outdoor/Floating-planter-box/m-p/2267

 

Jason

 

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ProjectPete
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Re: DIY Floating study desk

Cheers @Jason - that link didn't work because there's a 'space' on the end of it. This works though https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Outdoor/Floating-planter-box/m-p/2267

Community Manager Jason
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Re: DIY Floating study desk

Sorry about that @ProjectPete. Fixed now. Thanks for the heads-up.

 

Hope all is well with you. What are your plans for Easter?

 

Jason

 

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