How To Install a Keyboard Tray on File Cabinet Desks

A file cabinet desk can be the perfect place for your computer. Because cabinet desks are so roomy, you can do a lot of things while you’re using your computer. There is also a lot of storage space, because of the drawers in the side of the table. However, what most people complain about is the lack of a keyboard tray. It can be very annoying to have your keyboard at the top of your file cabinet desk, as it usually takes up so much space. If you already have a file cabinet desk, it will be very inconvenient to buy a new file cabinet - computer desk. They are very expensive, and it really is not advisable if you already have a file cabinet desk at home. Thankfully, you can get keyboard trays in hardware and specialty stores very cheaply. You can even make one yourself because it is so easy.  All you have to do is install your keyboard tray on your file cabinet desk, and you’re good to go.

Here are some steps on how to install a keyboard tray on a file cabinet desk:

  1. Make sure that your measurements are accurate. The most common problem in installing a keyboard tray on a desk is the measurement. Some people forget to measure the size of their file cabinet desk, and their keyboard. You should make sure first that your keyboard can fit on the space underneath the surface of your desk. Also, you should measure your keyboard, or get the measurements from the manual. You will need this to get a keyboard tray.
  2. Get a keyboard tray. You can choose to either buy or make your own keyboard tray. If you plan to buy a keyboard tray, make sure that you keep in mind the measurements of your keyboard and your file cabinet desk. You can search online or go to a hardware store to look for the best keyboard tray. If you choose to make your own keyboard tray, you will need some L brackets, drawer slides, and plywood. It’s your choice what you want to design your keyboard tray with. All you have to do is assemble all of your materials. You can put some varnish or some paint to create a professional finish.
  3. Start to install your keyboard tray. The easiest way to do this is to flip over the file cabinet desk first. If you do this step, you won’t have to bend or squat in order to install your keyboard tray. Also, you will have enough light to see what you’re doing. Try to estimate where you want to put your keyboard tray. Choose something that is comfortable for your height. Consider also the height of your file cabinet desk. Also make sure that you put it in straight so your keyboard tray is not slanted. It is best to mark the spot where you plan to put the keyboard tray so you don’t make any mistakes. Then, take some woodscrews and start to screw the L bracket of your keyboard tray into the file cabinet desk.

These simple steps will help you install a keyboard tray on a file cabinet desk in no time.


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