Build a Desk
When you build your own simple wood desk you have the opportunity to choose the size and finish that work best for you and your space.
- From two 4" x 8" sheets of & MDF
- To make the legs
- To construct the box
- Assemble the legs
- To make the apron
From two 4" x 8" sheets of & MDF
(medium density fibreboard) cut a 28 ½" x 58 ½" piece for the top; rip six 4 1/8" wide lengths for the legs; and rip two 4" wide lengths for the apron.
To make the legs
apply carpenter's glue to 2 of your 4 1/8" lengths and clamp. Then do the same with the other four pieces. Let dry overnight.
To construct the box
that will serve as the legs you'll need to trim the laminated pieces to a width of 4" and cut four 28 ½" and four 29 ¼" lengths.
Assemble the legs
into a square using two 28 ½" and two 29 ½" pieces. Glue and screw together using 3" #8 woodscrews.
To make the apron
mitre your 4" rips at 45° and wrap the desktop. Glue and nail using 1 ¼" 18-gauge brad nails.
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