Student Desk

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Project by edwood1975 posted 09-14-2015 08:09 PM 818 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son had asked me to make him a desk and since his room is not the biggest I decided to custom make his desk to the room and his dimensions.

The Materials:
(2) 2×4’s
(1) 1/4 sheet of birch plywood 3/4”
(1) 1×12 pine select board
Pocket Screws 1.25” &2.5”

Design :
The left side of the desk is basically 2 legs (2×4) and 3 supports also 2×4

The right side is basically 2 pieces of 1×12 butted together and joined using pocket hole screw and the plugs are hidden with walnut pocket plugs and sand flush to the surface

The back is also 1×12 with a series of pockets to adjoin the pine to the 2×4’s and the pine board on the right..

The top is 24×36 3/4” birch plywood secured from the underneath through the 2×4’s on the left and pocket holes from underneath on the pine board …

I finished the whole unit with stain and 3 coats of poly.

He loves it and should last for a long time…

-- Ed

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588 posts in 2177 days

#1 posted 09-15-2015 01:20 AM

Can’t help but think that you’ve come quite a ways from the raised beds for the wife’s garden. Now you need to make a chair for the desk!

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#2 posted 09-15-2015 02:03 AM

Can t help but think that you ve come quite a ways from the raised beds for the wife s garden. Now you need to make a chair for the desk!

- greg48

Thank You… I love my woodworking hobby …. It’s become a passion

-- Ed

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#3 posted 09-20-2015 02:22 PM

Looks good Ed

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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