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Question DetailsAsked on 8/19/2014

Need to find a Carpenter in Plano,TX to build a simple L-Shaped desk for my Home Office.

Need to find a Carpenter in Plano,TX to build a simple L-Shaped desk for my Home Office - a very simple functional one.

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Four choices, from probably cheapest to most expensive -

1) cheapest is going to be L-shaped modular desk components from OfficeMax or OfficeDepot or such.Generally will deliver to your house for orders over about $50.

2) you could buy file cabinets or drawer units or shelf units of the right height, and then at a lumber yard or building supply store order a two-piece laminate countertop to lay on top - 2 pieces with Tee-bolt connections so you can carry in straight pieces easy, then just screw together with the bolts once home.

3) Have one custom built by a local custom cabinet maker - Search the List under Cabinet Making. They will deliver and install for added cost.

4) have a carpenter custom build on in-situ - Search the List category is Carpentry - Woodworking.

I did the second several places in our house - desk, work table, sewing table, etc - building drawer or bin units to fit under (or using 2 drawer file cabinets for one), 1x4 or 2x4 blocking as needed on top so the doors or drawers can open under the countertop lip, then standard cheap laminate (butcher block in our case) countertop. We like the laminate countertop with the built-in curved-base backsplash, as it forms a back edge to keep things from sliding off the back of the surface, and you can mount caddys and racks and so forth above the backsplash using pieces of plywood or wood screwed into the back of the backsplash for support or to screw them to, keeping them up off the desktop so they do not take up desk space. About 35 years and going on the older ones with only extremely minor small dings and a few stray indelible magic marker marks (which usually erase out well with a pink pearl eraser).

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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