I plan on making a large l-shaped desk out of an ikea counter top and a desktop then making legs out of 2x4s. I was planning on integrating shelves onto the desk legs as regular drawer unit can get expennsive(see pictures below). Im afraid of the table swaying or racking(I think thats the right term) and was wondering if I could use paracord to diagnolly brace the legs to prevent this as Ive heard that steel cable can be used, but its expenisve Im using the 98¨LILLTRÄSK and the ~40¨ linnmon for the tops with 2x4s for the legs. the diaganol lines you see is about where I would roughly put the paracord. I was also thinking about some L-shaped brackets to join the 2x4s and the legs together. but would the paracord be enough or should i use some steel cable/find some other way to prevent racking.
Im making the design on a website called sketchup and it the formats it says i can export it are ¨3ds¨ ¨collada¨ ¨dwg¨ in 3d and 2d ¨dxf¨ 3d and 2d ¨fbx¨ ¨kmz¨ ¨obj¨ ¨vrml¨ and ¨xsL¨ im not sure what would be best. I may update the question if its needed. And thanks for any help.