Desk Conversion Project Details
Due to current pandemic, I, like many others, have been forced to work from home. I soon found that I needed a functional space to sit down, concentrate, and get some work done. The MDF desk that I had purchased from Amazon was not going to cut it. It was flimsy and literally falling apart. On top of that, I was unhappy with the height of the desk and the lack of it's adjustability. I needed a change! Rather than scrap the entire desk, however, I opted to recycle the existing tabletop and use Easyfit structural pipe fittings to build an entirely new and much stronger frame.
As the manager of Easyfit, I was already well versed in how these fittings worked and I knew that I would have a rock-solid desk once the conversion was complete. Easyfit structural pipe fitting utilize set screws that, once tightened down, can create a connection as strong as a weld without the dangers associated with actual welding. It also gave me the adjustability I was looking for as making adjustments is as easy as untightening a set screw. It also helped that the fittings were cost-effective, which still makes me wonder why I opted for a flimsy desk off of Amazon in the first place.
I opted to use 1" pipe and the respective fittings. The exact fittings used in this project were the EF03G-25 - Single Socket Tee Fittings, the EF09G-25 - Square Base Flanges, the EF21G-25 - Side Outlet Tees, the EF34G-25 - Fixing Pads, and the EF40G-25 - Crossover Fittings.
Thoughts On the Completed Project
I am in love with this desk!
As the table top is MDF, I decided to create a full perimeter of pipe to support it. This, in turn, created an extremely sturdy desk that will handle anything I throw at it. It's built to my specific dimensions as well. It fits perfectly in my space and it's tailored specifically to my height so I can be comfortable while working or playing a game. I also used pipe and fittings to mount the monitors to my eye level. Easyfit structural pipe fittings made this a super easy project that I'm really proud of and I think looks great.
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