My daughter had been asking me to make her a desk for a while, but her room is just too small for a full sized desk. While the desk is small, it is big enough for her to store her school supplies and still give her a space to work.
- 1 old wood door
- 1- 4x8x3/4 in plywood
- 2- 3x1x8
- 1- 1x2x8
- 1- 4x8x¼ in plywood
- 1×4 (only need 26-1/4 in)
- 1-1/4 in pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4 in brad nails
¾ in Plywood:
- 3 @ 12×22 in
- 1 @ 22×22 in
- 2 @ 21-1/4 in
- 2 @ 10 in (one side cut at 45o)
- 1 @ 23-1/2 in (both sides cut at 45o)
- 2 @ 12 in (inside trim on desk)
- 1 @ 20-1/2 (inside trim on desk)
- 2 @ 76.5 in
- 1 @ 26-1/2 in
¼ in plywood:
- 24 in x 80 in
- Circular Saw
- Miter Saw
- Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
- Kreg Rip Cut
- Air compressor and nail gun
Cut door into two 12 inch sections. I used a circular saw to cut the door.
Prepare the door by removing old paint.
Attach 12 in plywood shelves using pocket hole screws. I cut the plywood to size with a Kreg Rip Cut.
Attach desktop using pocket hole screws.
Attach 1×2 trim around desktop using 1-1/4 in brad nails.
Attach face frame using 1-1/4 brad nails. I used 1×4 for the top, 1×3 for the sides, and 1×2 for the shelves.
Attach ¼ in plywood to back of the desk.
Sand and paint.
The desk works perfectly for my daughter’s room, and she loves it. Next time I will post the plans for the window bench that connects the bookshelf and the desk.