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ambrosierj 05-29-2012 10:11 AM

Building a desk.
 
I am in the process of building a 10' desk for my office. I used three ten foot 2"x10"s for the desk top. After installing the desk to brackets on the wall I have realized that the front board is significantly warped upwards. About 3/4 of a inch over the length of the board so the front edge of my desk on the right side is 3/4 of an inch higher than the back edge. Do you have any ideas on how I could pull that front edge down to be more inline with the rest of my desk? My thought is to use angle iron to try to pull it down.

Millertyme 05-29-2012 09:45 PM

you used 2x10's as in framing lumber?
If so this would not be a suitable top for a desk. you want to use something flat and something that will stay flat for a long time. Like plywood or solid wood that has been edge glued for width.

woody4249 06-02-2012 01:21 PM

Maybe you could mount your vice at this end................Oh sorry.....this is a desk right?...........mmmmmmmm :o)

I think you will be fighting a losing battle with those 2x10's. Probably the most economical way would be start again and use two Masonite 3080 interior doors.

hand drive 06-04-2012 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ambrosierj (Post 931230)
I am in the process of building a 10' desk for my office. I used three ten foot 2"x10"s for the desk top. After installing the desk to brackets on the wall I have realized that the front board is significantly warped upwards. About 3/4 of a inch over the length of the board so the front edge of my desk on the right side is 3/4 of an inch higher than the back edge. Do you have any ideas on how I could pull that front edge down to be more inline with the rest of my desk? My thought is to use angle iron to try to pull it down.

I recommend removing the warped 2x and replacing with a straight one, all of the work involved with trying to straighten a 2x10 can be put into a simple replacement. just use the warped one for another project. also, 1/4" plywood over your desk top will help smooth it all out.


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