Pete shows how to build a desk with plans courtesy of Ana-White and Shanty2Chic. This video walks you through each step of building the “Fancy X Desk” using their plans. I did modify the top by using 2×8 boards and adding breadboard ends. The wood costs about .00 and the desk can be made in a weekend.
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Tools Needed(Amazon Affiliate Links):
– Dewalt 12” Miter Saw: http://amzn.to/2ESRcZX
– Dewalt 12 volt Drill: http://amzn.to/2CJrLUV
– Dewalt Jig Saw: http://amzn.to/2FxBpNo
– Dewalt Orbital Sander: http://amzn.to/2FxsdbV
– Kreg Jig – http://amzn.to/1X7Bd9H
I used Ana White’s plans for this project. She teamed up with Whitney from Shanty2Chic.com to create this beautiful piece of work. The only modifications I made to Ana’s plans were to make the top out of 2×6’s and to add breadboards to each end.
So, for the top you’ll need to cut:
QTY 4 2×6 x 61″
QTY 2 2×6 x 22.5″ (breadboard ends – will cut down about 1/4 to 1/2 inch once you are ready to connect it to the four boards that are kreg jigged together.
Use a miter saw to make all your cuts. If you don’t have one, I’d recommend getting a 12″ Dewalt Miter Saw for your DIY projects. Use 2×4’s and the 1×4 to make the I-Beams. Assemble using screws or a nail gun. Use glue when attaching the 4 cross supports (shown in tutorial video).
Use your Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes in the aprons and supports that span the width of the deck. If you desk will be against a wall, I’d recommend having the pocket holes on the outside. Attach the top to the base using the pocket holes. (Shown in tutorial video)
For this table I used the dark walnut stain from Minwax. Wipe 1 coat on with a clean rag and let it dry. Brush on 2 coats of polyurethane. Once the second coat is completely dry, use a block sander with 300 grit paper to lightly sand the table. Once sanded, blow off the dust and then wipe with a clean and damp rag. Once dry, use a clean cloth to wipe a thin third coat of poly on the entire piece. Let dry and then you are done!
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