Boss Keyboard Tray, Cherry
The cherry laminate keyboard tray can be used with any of the desk shells, credenzas or bridges. This compact accessory frees up additional work surface and stores the keyboard when not in use
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I have a couple of suggestions that will make the process go more smoothly. While tolerances for this project are relatively broad, do not ignore them. Measure carefully and install the parts as close to tolerances possible. Drill pilot holes for all screws. It is also highly desirable, once the unit is fully assembled but before it is attached to the desk, to make some templates for each of the rails. This can easily be done on legal sized paper, one for the right-side rail and the other for the left-side rail. Keep in mind that the template you make might need to be transferred to the opposite side of the paper, because the easiest way to make the template is with the unit upside down from the way it will ultimately be installed. The distance between the rails is 23 11/16 inches. Since I was installing this unit to an existing desk that could not easily be turned over, I taped the templates to the underside of the top with the proper distance between them and drilled the necessary holes from underneath.
The screws provided for attaching the unit to the underside of the desk look to me to be ½ inch #6 wood screws or equivalent. I thought these were a little bit light for the task and upgraded them to ¾ inch #8 wood screws. I would have used heavier wood screws but the slots provided for them would have had to have been enlarged. You will need eight of these #8 wood screws. In addition, there is a middle hole which is much larger. I would suggest that you use a ¾ inch #10 or #12 wood screw in that larger hole as well. You will also need washers for these wood screws. Thus, you will need four of these screws and washers. This will lead to a much sturdier attachment to the desk.
I am very satisfied with the way things turned out. I can definitely recommend this unit to anyone who is interested in installing a very serviceable pullout keyboard tray that is quite sturdy and very reasonably priced.
Step 1. Attach sliders to board.
Step 2. Place on table to be screwed to, and outline.
Step 3. Remove sliders from board
Step 4. Screw slider hooks (4) to the slider guides.
Step 5. Screw slider with hooks to template outlined in step 2.
Step 6. Screw (4) the board to the sliders.
Found after ordering one... that the monitor stand with under drawer was not wide enough nor convenient - so, thanks to Amazon's return policy, I sent that back and ordered this keyboard tray.
Assembling the unit was a challenge, as the instructions leave much to be desired and it's horribly printed. Fortunately, there are only a few components to put together, so following one's instinct works well.
Once assembled, I made a screw hole mounting position template (using the cardboard box from the shipment) to simplify hanging the tray under the desk.
With assistance from my grand kids, it was in place and works exactly as I had hoped.
I did find the following -
1. The tray hanger adjustment can accommodate up to a 2" clearance between tray and desk.
2. The tray slides out 9 inches from the front of the drawer to the edge of the desk -
Overall, this is a great solution to my needs, I am pleased with the quality of the product speed of delivery by the vendor.