How to Make a Modern Writing Desk

I’ve done a bunch of projects for my boy’s bedroom for example: some bunk beds, a climbing wall, a dresser and one of the last things to do is to make each one of them a writing desk. So, we’re going to make three desks, exactly the same.

So, without wasting any time let’s get dive right in:

Since I need to make three writing work desks, I need to utilize no more that a single sheet of plywood per work desk. I anticipate making a modern, sleek and smooth plan and batching out the work desk parts to maximize my time. Utilizing a blend of my roundabout saw and the table saw to cut the rectangular pieces for the work desk boxes, I made a point to cut every one of the pieces that were a similar width at same time so I didn't need to move the table saw fence.

Batching work like this is a good plan when you have numerous parts of make, but be sure to keep your measurements consistent by cutting like pieces together. I likewise cut each of the strips that will ultimately turn into the leg assemblies.

After I cut the segments of plywood to a rough length, I started cutting the angled pieces on the miter saw. The legs were made of double-stacked plywood associated at some modern looking angles. I set the saw to ten degrees and followed my arrangements for every particular geometric piece. After every one of the pieces were cut, I started gluing and nailing the parts together.

I tried to glue up the leg assemblies in a mirror design in light of the fact that every work desk had a particular left and right leg. Since there were six assemblies, I needed to give additional consideration to these little details. I filled all of the little nail openings with wood filler and sanded them smooth.

For the work desk itself, I needed a truly simple rectangular box with a single drawer. I cut 45-degree mitres on each side and stuck them together utilizing corner clamps. For the drawer divider, you can totally add a dado slot to the top and base surfaces, however I just slid the divider set up, stuck it, and got the work desk along with screws.

During this progression, I additionally made three drawer boxes, one for each work desk. It was a straightforward plan, four boards with little dado grooves cut into one side, butt jointed together. The drawer bottoms were slight sheets of Luan glued into the small grooves. I stuck all of the drawer dividers together and secured them with brad nails.

I joined some drawer slides to the desk boxes and to the drawers, yet made a point to mount them 3/4 of an inch from the work desk face to leave space for the decorative drawer face. To carry over the design form the boys' dresser, I utilized some offset bits of cherry from that project. I reflected a similar handle pattern and scored them into the work desk drawer fronts.

Now, I have two leg assemblies and a desk box with a drawer. The modern plan and simple lines allow you to be truly inventive with the aesthetic. You could paint the legs or the work desk or add a one-of-a-kind material to the drawer; anything that you'd like. I decided to keep the wood tone all through yet thought there was all in all too much exposed plywood. I chose to apply edge banding to the work desk box but keep the plies on the legs. Edge Banding is really easy to press on and trim off, and makes your plywood project look like solid wood.

Assuming you needed to paint any of the desk, I would suggest doing as such before the assembly. This work desk has a few nooks and crannies, so painting everything prior to assembling it would make life somewhat simpler. With my edge banding set up, I utilized a couple of layers of wipe-on polyurethane to add a layer of protection.

The leg gatherings have a plywood edge incorporated into it to help the work desk box, so I applied glue to inside of the surface, set the work desk set up, and shot in some brad nails. I tried to adjust the rear of the desk with the rear of the legs. I did notice; however, that when we set up the work desks, the legs knock into the baseboards, and as the desk box was flush with the legs there was a gap behind the work desk. At the point when you glue up work desk, you can set the desk box back a bit to avoid this gap.

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