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Turning the corner panel from the Z-Line Gemini "L" Computer Desk into a corner table

I purchased a Z-Line Gemini "L" Computer Desk several months ago. Since then, I have already modified it and reconfigured it for my own need (see my 'reconfiguring the Z-Line Gemini "L" Computer Desk' article). The main portion of the L-desk is my main desk. The smaller table will be saved for later. And recently, my wife wanted a corner table for our money tree--no, silly . . . not a tree full of money . . . money tree is a Pachira. If you know Feng Shui, then you'll know the plant that I'm talking about. Anyway, The corner panel for the Z-Line Gemini "L" Computer Desk is the perfect answer.

After reconfiguring the Z-Line Gemini "L" Computer Desk, I no longer have a need for the corner panel. It was just sitting in my storage taking up space. Now it's time to put it to good use. The rest of this article explains how I turned a corner desk panel with no legs into a corner table for our home.

Chieh Cheng
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 15:05:17 -0800

Originally, I was going to buy a long clothes-hanging rod (the people at home improvement stores call it a dole, but it's basically a long wooden pole), cut them into three legs, and mount them to the corner panel. Instead, Home Depot sells pre-made table legs and brackets. My wife liked them, so that's what we went with. A heavy-duty bracket costs about 3 bucks, while a carved wooden leg costs about 8. So three brackets and three legs were a bit more than I wanted to pay for a DIY project.

The picture shown below is a heavy-duty bracket mounted to the panel with particleboard screws. The bracket included these screws and I drilled pilot holes for them. I put one of these brackets at each corner of the panel. I kept the bracket clear of the original screw studs, so that if I want to put the corner panel back on the L-desk, I can do it without removing the bracket.

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Chieh Cheng
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 00:42:06 -0800

The carved wooden leg that Home Depot sells comes with a screw stud. So I didn't have to do any work at all. I simple screwed a leg into each of the three brackets as shown in the picture below.

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Chieh Cheng
Wed, 16 Nov 2005 23:42:30 -0800

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Title: reconfiguring the Z-Line Gemini "L" Computer Desk
Weblog: GearHack
Excerpt: Recently I needed a desk for my home office. I've always liked simple desks with four legs and no drawers. I just need a flat surface for my notebook computer. So I have been eyeing the Legacy Glass L-Desk at Staples. After studying this desk at the B&M store, I realized it could be taken apart to b . . .
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