I used Sketchup to model the whole thing first, to know how much materials to buy and to see if this desk would fit into the room. After some research on joints I figured that dowel reinforced butt joints would be the easiest thing to use.
I measured and cut the pine boards to frame the two LINNMON table tops.
To join the pieces, I used 2 dowels at each joint. Then, I secured that with corner braces.
Then, screw the frame onto the underside of the LINNMON table tops. Do make sure the screws are not too long, so they won’t poke through to the table top. Also note the LINNMON is hollow in the middle, so it’s pointless to fix anything where it’s hollow.
Next, attach the ADIL legs according to IKEA instructions.
Carefully flip your super large corner desk over. You’ll need someone to help you with it. Slide in a chair and you’re good to go.
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