Help building 4-way Desk

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Old 06-25-15, 03:46 PM
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Help building 4-way Desk

Hi, I'm planning on making a cubicle style desk for four people to play computer games together, its going in an unfinished basement so I'm going for function, not appearance. Please check out my model here: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/6cY...-desk-14-scale
(Click "3D View" > scroll to zoom, and right click to rotate)

Each "cube" will have a 36" monitor mounted to the 2" ply wood, each monitor weighs about 20lbs. Assuming it is all going to be made out of 2x4s and 2" plywood (since I have A LOT laying around). My question is, is this design strong enough to work as a 4-way desk? Any input would be great, I've never really built anything before

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Old 06-25-15, 05:09 PM
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Not going to work balanced on that center beam like that.
Going to need some diagnals.
Also to keep the top from warping I'd build a 2 X 4 frame rectanguler frame to screw the top to.
Or just frame it like a picnic table.
 
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Old 06-25-15, 07:41 PM
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http://www.theofficeleader.com/produ...rkstation.aspx

That's one of many hits for "4 desk workstation" on Google Images. In other words, it's far less work to buy a 4 desk unit than to build one.
 
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Old 06-25-15, 07:59 PM
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I have the materials and tools to build it myself for free, and I don't exactly have $100s to drop on a desk
 
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Wouldn't the blue triangle pieces provide support to the edges since they are screwed in? The top would also be screwed together. Like how long bridges use chains from beams
 
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Old 06-25-15, 09:11 PM
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You have the legs set up like an A. I would think that instead of the legs coming to a point that you spread them out to eliminate the teetering effect. You will also need cross bracing from the purple piece of wood back up the desktop of the entire unit will wobble on the legs.

Sorry to modify your diagram.....

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