Legare components are named according to their size. For optimum space planning, simply add up the sizes of the components you're interested in to see if they will fit inside your available space.
For example, a 47" x 47" Corner Desk is 47" long in either direction. If you want to add a 30" Extension, it will add 30" of length . So 47" + 30" = 77" total length. These dimensions are from outermost edge to outermost edge, so the pieces would easily fit between two walls at least 77" apart.
If you want to attach two or more desks together, you could use a bridge. Bridges are designed with two concave sides so that they can pull two adjacent desks together, forming a larger workspace.
If you need more room between desks than a bridge provides, add an extension to lengthen the work surface. An extension is designed with one concave side and one convex side, so it basically extends the length of a desk.
Remember that all Legare components can be locked together with coupling pieces so that they form a single, rigid unit. These coupling pieces come with the appropriate furniture, which means that extensions and peninsulas come with one piece while bridges come with two pieces.Shelving & Storage
Shelf spacing is designed to accommodate both CD jewel cases and books. Because shelves are adjustable in 6 3/8" increments, putting two shelves in adjacent slots is perfect for CD storage. Skipping a shelf slot gives you 12" between shelves, which is perfect for most books, even when standing upright.
Because Legare shelves lock into place as you assemble the component, take a few minutes before assembly to determine where you need your shelves.
Route your cables through large 3 1/2" openings in the desk tops, through the backs of all shelves and through vertical supports between all components. For items on the work surfaces, short risers on the backs of worksurfaces will hide cables and desk clutter from view.Keyboard trays
While we don't currently sell keyboard trays, that doesn't mean that you can't mount your own under a Legare desk. Below are a few details that should help you select and mount a keyboard tray of your choice.
Keyboard Tray Size
For our corner desks, the distance between the outer vertical supports will limit the total width of your keyboard tray, while the distance between the inner vertical supports will limit the depth of your keyboard tray. You will have the best results if you can locate a tray that is narrow enough to fit between the two inner vertical supports.
For our straight desks, the distance between the vertical supports beside your legs is the only limiting factor.
Mounting Screw Size & Length
You should use pan-head screws that are 1/2" long (or shorter). If you use screws longer than 1/2", the tips of the screws can push up the work surface veneer causing dimples on the top surface. Just make sure that you use at least six to eight screws total to mount your keyboard tray brackets. If you use fewer screws, you may not have enough holding power which will increase the chance of the screws pulling back out of the wood.