Using Wooden Worktops for Desks: A Nutshell Guide
Whilst the majority of our customers purchase our hardwood worktops for use in kitchens, we have been pleased to hear that a number of customers have used worktops to create stunning desks in their home or at the office.
Our wooden worktops make ideal office surfaces as they are extremely hard-wearing and easily adjustable.
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Fabricating Your Desk Worktop
No matter what space you have available, or how you would like your bespoke worktops finished, our in-house fabrication team can assist. Using the latest CNC machinery, our team can make even the most elaborate worktop designs come to life: cutting worktops to your required size; creating butt joints to connect more than one worktop together; or adding soft edge profiles, internal radius corners and even holes for cabling.
Choosing a Suitable Base
We have a number of table bases available for creating a suitable base for your desk. If these options are not suitable, there are a variety of different options that could work in your home:
Use sections of wooden worktops as supports: our fabrication team can cut a worktop into thinner wood sections that are very sturdy and can be joined to the surface with L-brackets or with the assistance of a 45° mitre join.
Sit a worktop on top of wooden kitchen cabinets: our sister company SolidWoodKitchenCabinets.co.uk is a supplier of oak base cabinets that are available in a variety of combinations. Choose from multiple drawers, doors or open cabinetry to store your computer or other office equipment in.
Purchase table legs or trestles: a number of companies offer table legs or trestles in a wide range of designs. Make sure that whichever option you choose comfortably supports the weight of a solid wood worktop, as well as any additional weight you may add with monitors, printers and other office accessories.
View Examples in our Customer Kitchens Gallery
View more examples of our wooden worktops in our Customer Kitchens Gallery.
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Please note: This guide was originally posted on 15th April 2015 but has been republished on 28th February 2018 to include additional information.