YOU GUYS. I am so excited to finally be sharing this project with all of you! After finally getting tired of using a piece of plywood with table legs, I took to the workshop and built myself a brand new desk! Best news about this desk? Well, thanks to my friends over at Kreg and BuildSomething, I was able to create my first set of OFFICIAL woodworking plans for the project to share with you all! Want to learn more about the build and make one yourself? I’ve got your back.
Being that I’m on a crazy schedule right now, this build took me a while, but I am SO excited that it is done. It was well worth the hours it took me to figure everything out. I’ve been bragging about a big build on Instagram and Facebook recently, and this was the one!
Besides the cool look of the x-legs, I’m super excited about having functioning drawers to hide all of my clutter. Working on my dissertation tends to mean that I have piles of articles laying around, so now I can store them away and pretend I’m organized.
Now, down the nitty gritty. Just some things I wanted to mention before showing you the plans. First, the legs were a super pain to figure out. They are actually made from 6 pieces on both sides. You can find all of the measurements in the plans. It may be worth it to pick up some extra wood for the legs and play around with the measurements before committing.
Next, I definitely could not have done this project without my Kreg Jig and DAP Rapid Fuse Wood Adhesive. For each step that requires joining, make sure to join with the appropriate Kreg Screws and wood glue for a permanent bond. I also made sure to cover all pocket holes and nail holes with stainable wood putty.
Lastly, in case you want the same finish as I have on my desk, I used this lethal combination of goods right here:
I also made sure to use a pre-stain wood conditioner after sanding and before staining to help get rid of the blotchiness in the wood.
Lastly, after days and days of searching for just the right hardware, I finally found these drawer pulls at MyKnobs.com.
That’s it for my advice and important materials! I hope you guys love this desk as much as I do. I can’t stop staring at it and saying “I made this” out loud. Sometimes I just get a little obsessed…
If you want to check out the FREE Plans, click on the image below to head on over to BuildSomething.com! If you choose to make the desk on your own and have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!