Apr 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Hi H1 members,
I'm planning to install a built in desk in my study and was going to use a laminate kitchen benchtop. As the desk was to go the full width of the study, I plan to support the bench with support brackets on either side, along the back, as well as 1 leg in the middle at the front (I'm sure there are better ways but the next bit is my challenge). My issue is that I'm struggling to find the bench I need at a reasonable price. The length is 2.5m, and I'd like it 70cm deep. All of the pre-cut bench tops I've seen are either only 2.2M long, or only 60cm deep. I've spoken to a couple of cabinet makers and as you'd imagine this is a job they will do but it's more trouble than it's worth.
Do any of you have any suggestions about what I can use as a desk top given the required dimensions, or where I might be able to get a pre done laminate type benchtop at a reasonable price. I'm happy to cut to size so no problem if it's bigger than required. I'm located in Sydney and I assume I need to source something close otherwise the transport will be too expensive.
Thanks for your assistance.
Re: Using a benchtop for a study desk - Where to find?2
Apr 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Probably cheaper to build custom. Go and buy some sheets of thick MDF, cut to size, bracket to wall.. then cover with material of your choice (we used cork)
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Apr 04, 2018 4:14 pm
I can do a custom made top at any size. Do you have the exact sizes and colour of the laminate?
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Re: Using a benchtop for a study desk - Where to find?4
May 24, 2018 11:47 pm
Trademaster, in Granville, will likely be able to look after you on this bench top need. Lovely, helpful people with super prices. I tell you, you will fall over when you see their hardware prices! One of the only places I know of, too, where you can walk in and organise laminate sheeting supplies.
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