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Old 10-27-2016, 05:59 PM   #1
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Securing Dual Ikea Desks to...?

Okay, we're full-timers, still working and running our own company while (slowly) restoring and modifying our 1999 Monaco Diplomat.

We removed the j-lounge and the dinette, and since were were operating on a more severe budget at the time then we are now, purchased two Idea desks, which we placed side-by-side. The area behind the front passenger Flexsteel chair, and between the edge of the front-most desk, became the entertainment center, with a 40" TV. A crude setup, but one that works well for us for now, with one caveat.

As it happens, we have tried *everything* under the sun to secure the desks while traveling short of drilling into the floor. We've tried Command strips (strong ones!), we've dried wedges, non-slip pads, etc. We're not really comfortable drilling into the existing tile floor for fear of damaging it worse than the original owners did (sadly, they trashed our coach when they owned it). Plus, we just don't know what's under the floor where the desks are, and the (current) Monaco is no help.

We've also considered an L-bracket into the wall, but we're afraid doing so might result in tearing out pieces of the wall, as they may not be strong enough to stand that kind of pressure as the coach shifts and bounces on the road..

So here we are.

How would you secure these two desks? Any ideas gladly welcomed!

P.S. For the record, in late 2017, our goal is to have a built-in wood desk and entertainment/storage area made to replace our "poor man's" solution. Yes, we're keeping our poor, abused coach But it does get better by the month!
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Try Scotch 414/DC Extreme Mounting Tape under the table legs.

https://www.amazon.com/Scotch-414-DC...ywords=3m+tape
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:08 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=powercat_ras;3312571]Try Scotch 414/DC Extreme Mounting Tape under the table legs.

That is an excellent suggestion, assuming the bottom of the desk feet can accommodate tape (i.e., they're flat or not hollow). We've been dealing with the "jumping/shifting desk" syndrome for going on a year now, so we need to take another look at the bottoms of the feet.
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Ikea Desk Detail

Okay, we pulled out our filing cabinets and tower computers and looked more closely at the desk feet again.

These feet won't accommodate tape like that, as they are slightly curved upward in the middle. On each end, there are round "pads", but those are made with concentric circles of plastic and are not solid.

So, still stumped!

I've attached an image of our exact desk model, the Ikea Galant 13662.
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Hah! I *assume* you meant that seriously. Not to make fun, but I just couldn't picture a big enough sandbag to really make a difference without being kind of amusing looking.

Unfortunately, no, I don't think that would work. We just don't have the room for it, either, even if it could theoretically work. We have file cabinets, various other storage solutions, and tower computers under our desks. We need something low-profile but effective.
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The 3M tape is about 1/16" thick and compresses and you can stack up layers of it if need be. Every RVer should have some it's very handy stuff and good for interior or exterior "stick up" jobs. I still think spend $ 10 and try it, for sure it will stick to the tile floor and the bottom of the what sits on the floor.
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Can't tell for sure from the picture, but could you take the small round pads off the bottom of the steel legs and then tape the entire horizontal portion of the legs to the floor? If a height problem, then screw a wood 2x2 to the bottom of the horizontal leg and stick it to the floor.
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Hah! I *assume* you meant that seriously. Not to make fun, but I just couldn't picture a big enough sandbag to really make a difference without being kind of amusing looking.

Unfortunately, no, I don't think that would work. We just don't have the room for it, either, even if it could theoretically work. We have file cabinets, various other storage solutions, and tower computers under our desks. We need something low-profile but effective.
Oh but I think you may be wrong here my friend. We're not talking about sandbags you see on TV preventing a flood.

I'm a professional photographer and use sandbags all the time to secure my lighting & computer equipment. I'm providing a link here to similar sandbags that I use. Every photographer & TV production teams use these every day to secure thousands of dollars worth of lighting equipment, computer tables etc. When you buy this type of sandbag, they are basically empty canvas bags with a handle & a zippered pocket on both sides that is lined with an inner plastic bag. Then you go to HD and buy some sand (play sand, not bank sand, or in your case you could use pea gravel) and fill them about 3/4 full. Then take 2 sandbags, and put one over each center post on each end of your table. In other words, 2 sandbags/table as in your picture. Buy black ones, (however they do come in other colors) they would be discrete and "will hold that table"! Get the good ones, not the cheap ones. Cheap ones don't have a liner and will leak sand on your floor.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/S...earch=sandbags
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I think your desks are trying to tell you that if you have even a minor collision, you are going to be wearing them on the back of your head. Previous owners had the right idea
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Tried it; no dice.
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I think your desks are trying to tell you that if you have even a minor collision, you are going to be wearing them on the back of your head. Previous owners had the right idea
Not sure what you mean by previous owners. But no, I don't think they're trying to tell us anything; the desks are "pinned" from front too back by the refrigerator wall on one side, and the entertainment center on the passenger seat side. When they move, it's side-to-side, toward the kitchen. Mostly, it's annoying, but it has never been unsafe outside of the minimal idea of them sliding toward the kitchen. And they don't even slide that far, just enough to be annoying.
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Try Scotch 414/DC Extreme Mounting Tape under the table legs.

https://www.amazon.com/Scotch-414-DC...ywords=3m+tape
UPDATE...

My friend, I just wanted to take a moment to extend my thanks to you for this suggestion. The Scotch tape worked PERFECTLY! After a year-plus of trying to secure these, THIS was the solution that solved the problem.

So again, many thanks!
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