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Old 10-07-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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Hi, I have a Monitor arm that needs about 2-3" of surface area in order to clamp well. Trouble is the sides of my desk only extend about 1" out. Is there any way I could get a good clamp on my desk, or is the only option to get a new one?

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Delta223, if this is a desk at home, I would just take a board and use Carpenter's nails to adhere it to the surface, then use the clamp to attach to that. For even better security, to make sure that the board does not come loose, attach with bolts through the board, through the desk, held in place with nuts underneath.

If it is a work desk, you are pretty much SOL, unless you can find a weighted base that you can attach the flatscreen arm to.
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From what is the side of the desk made? How hard or destructive would it be to cut an opening in the back to provide the clamp additional surface area?
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From what is the side of the desk made? How hard or destructive would it be to cut an opening in the back to provide the clamp additional surface area?
Hi, the top is wood, the sides are metal. Unfortunately it is not my desk so I may only make minor fixes to it.
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Unfortunately it is not my desk so I may only make minor fixes to it.
If unable to drill/cut/screw, then the best I can think of would be to clamp a board to the metal back, and attach a small "shelf" to that board, adjacent to, or above, the desktop surface. Clamp the monitor stand to the shelf.

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