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mailee

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I have made a start on my next commission. Again it is another MDF unit This time it is a desk for a computer with sliding doors and three floating shelves above. I got the shelves done and out of the way first.

They are to be painted by the customer I am happy to say along with the desk.
The shelves will hang on these brackets.
 

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Alan

This is probably a stupid question but how did you bend the MDF on the corners of the shelves?

Stew
 

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I thinned it down to 3mm and then glued it around the edges, Had to use a lot of clamps though. :lol:
 

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Nice work Mailee, I bet that MDF bendering took a bit of doing! Where did you get those brackets from mate? Have you used them before?

EDIT: No worries, found some.

Cheers _Dan
 

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Are you fixing the brackets straight onto a wall? If so, is the wall Completly flat or can the brackets be adjusted in any way?
 

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yes it is going onto a solid wall. The brackets are adjustable for horizontal by screwing the peg in or out. HTH.
 

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I have been working on the base unit over the last week. This will house a computer tower and the desk top is for the monitor and keyboard. It had to be slim due to the space available in the room, hence the sliding doors.

On the end there is a slide out tray for the tower unit.


There is a removable shelf in the left hand section for disks and such.

The cabinet where the tower is to be housed is well vented.
 

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I got the unit fitted today and took a photo. I shall return once it has been painted and take some more.
 

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mailee":12vbmh81 said:
I got the unit fitted today and took a photo. I shall return once it has been painted and take some more.
Are the doors made to slide aside so you can put your knees in the cupboard when sitting at the desk!!! :wink:
 

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flying haggis":1q12vtb2 said:
Are the doors made to slide aside so you can put your knees in the cupboard when sitting at the desk!!! :wink:
My thoughts as well? - Rob
 

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No, there is no room for your knees even when the doors are open. This was at the request of the customer! I did offer to make a slide out section for the keyboard but she declined and said this is how she normally used the computer as space was tight in that room. I checked a couple of times with her before building it but she insisted it was fine as it was. she was very happy with it once it was in place so who am I to argue. Customer is always right, so they say.
 
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