I'm planning on building some simple desks and hutches for a home
office, to replace the assortment of desks and tables we have now. My
thought is to use plywood, I saw some nice sanded maple plywood (3/4")
at Lowes. One desk will be 48 by 30 inches, the other 96 by 30 inches.
I'd like to attach them to the wall, nailing studs along the back and
one side, and possibly using a wood pole of some sorts as a leg for the
other corner. I'm concerned, especially with the longer desk, that I'll
need some supports as well to prevent sagging, any suggestions?
I don't plan on building any draws in the desks, I have enough file
cabinets for storage of papers. I do however want to build some custom
hutches, especially one for my various ham radios and accessories. They
are fairly deep, around a foot, plus I need additional space for the
cables coming out, so I'd like to build the shelves and sides of the
hutches 18 inches deep, which works well considering I can use the
leftovers from cutting the desktop surfaces from the plywood. I'm
thinking now about how I am going to go about attaching the various
pieces of the hutches together. Can you nail or screw into the edges of
plywood? I'd be concerned about splitting the wood, and how well it
would hold together. Any recomended ways of attaching them?
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