I hope you all had a great weekend! I spent mine getting ready for the kids’ first day of school, and finishing up some things in my bedroom.
One thing I have been in need of is a new desk. I lost my old work space with the addition of a 5th baby last year, so I now use the sitting area in my bedroom as my office. I was wanting a desk that was functional, but also pretty. I love the look of my fancy farmhouse table I did with Ana White, so I asked her to help me draw up plans for a desk inspired by that style.
Want to see it? I am in LOVE.
This was really so easy to build! The base is made up of a few 2×4′s and all the angles are 45 degrees which really made it fast.
I will share a few pics and tips, and you can find the full set of plans over on Ana White’s site.
I started by making my bases…
For all of the steps above, I used finish nails and Gorilla Wood Glue. The legs were super sturdy.
I did choose to use my Kreg Jig to make the runners for under the table top. I knew I wanted that part extra strong, and the Kreg Jig also makes it so much easier. Plus, I was able to hide all of my pocket holes in the back.
Here is where I put my pocket holes on mine…
This is my board in the middle at the top of the desk.
And here is the back board on the top of the desk…
My bottom piece of wood…
For the table top I chose to use a 24×72″ pine project panel rather than planking with 2x’s. I wanted a flat writing surface, and knew this would work great. I just used finish nails from the top, and filled them with stainable wood putty before I stained it.
I used Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Kona. The finish matches perfect with the other pieces in my bedroom.
I also finished the table top with Rust-Oleum Polyurethane. This stuff is great! You can’t even see where you have applied it, and it protects the wood from water and kids !
I added a few accessories and I was done! What do you think??
I have done LOTS of new projects in my bedroom! I will be sharing more of them over the next couple of weeks! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure to check out the full plans for this amazing desk over at Ana-White.com. Thanks so much for working with me on this one Ana! I love it!!