What material is best to make a desk?


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I want to make a desk and bookshelf . What is the best material? I had used wood for some other projects before. Are there any other materials that is cheaper?
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In my office...Ok.. Our box bedroom. I built both these.

A cabinet with a fold down table for my wife for her decoupage card making stuff.

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and this for my stuff. The desk is a piece of worktop. The weight is taken by three sturdy brackets, plus two more small ones at the top to stop the whole thing leaning forward. Those old vinyl albums are very heavy, plus there's an old CRT TV and a jukebox wallbox.

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The working surfaces can be slid in, when not in use.

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The table on which my laptop sits is at a height that suits this reclining chair which was replaced in the lounge by one of our "Stressless" recliners. It's lower than a normal office chair.

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Easiest way is to get a wood yard to cut all the pieces for you and assemble it yourself, just a case of screwing it together and some sturdy brackets if it's is to be attached to a wall and not free standing.
If you want to change it at any time or add more shelves it's easy enough to do.
 

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