This step by step diy woodworking project is about desk woodworking plans. If you want to learn more about building a desk, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many desk plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the related woodworking projects that are featured on our website.
Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the desk to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.
If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.
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Desk woodworking plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 28 1/2″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 21″ long, 4 pieces – 15″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 4 pieces of 3/4″ lumber – 15″x21″ long SHELVES
- D – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 60″ long, 2 pieces – 21″ long FRAME
- E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 21″x57″ long TOP
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- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
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- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
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Building a wooden desk
The first step of the project is to build the sides of the desk. Build the components out of 2×2 lumber, making sure you pay attention to the instructions described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and secure them to the legs by using 2 1/2″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and check if the corners are right-angled.
Continue the project by making the frame of the storage units. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components and lock them to the sides, as described in the diagram. Check if the corners are right-angled after fitting each component.
Build the shelves out of 3/4″ plywood. Cut the components at the right dimensions and smooth the cut edges by using fine-grit-sandpaper. Drill pocket holes along the edges of the plywood piece. Fit the shelves into place and secure it to the frame using 1 1/4″ galvanized screws.
Build the frame of the top out of 2×2 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the side components and secure them to them to the front and back components by using 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and add waterproof glue to the joints. Cut the tabletop out of 3/4″ plywood and drill pocket holes along the edges. Fit the plywood piece to the frame and lock it using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess using a damp cloth. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
Drill pocket holes through the top of the legs. Center the tabletop into place and insert 2 1/2″ screws through the legs into the tabletop. Add glue and make sure the corners are right-angled.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.
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