Working from home and want a new desk or to spice up your home office? You really need to checkout this L-Shaped Desk I recently made.
Before we get started here is a quick list of the tools I used for the job.
Straight edge ( anything long and straight that you can use as a straight guide)
Nails 1 1/4 inch
Hammer or nail gun
Wood ripped down 1 inch wide x ¾ inch thick and the length of each section.
1 – 4 x 8 x 3/4 Plywood I used pure bond Aspen
1 – 1 x 12 x 8 laminated white pine used to cover plywood edge
See the link at the end for the plans I used to build the base of the desk.
To start things off I cut plywood to the length and width of the desk but making sure to leave a 1/2 inch overhang all around.
Next, I measured the rectangular part to be cut out, marking the edges with a pencil. Tip, before you start cutting save yourself some heartbreak by using your tape to cover the area to be cut to reduce chipping.
Using the straight edge as a guide I made my first cut.
I used the straight edge again to cut out the other side and then cleaned up the corners with a hand saw.
I used nails and glue on the edgings to cover the plywood edges. You could also use your iron and put edge banding on.
I sanded it smooth using both 220 grit and 320 grit before staining the desktop with Special Walnut and finishing it with a clear coat.
The desk legs I whitewashed which you can do with a mixture of white paint and water, just make sure to wipe away any drippings.
Follow these plans from Handmade Haven for the base of the desk https://handmade-haven.com/pages/l-shaped-double-x-desk
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