Modified Fancy X Desk

Submitted by snarl on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 10:48

I made this based on the $55 fancy x desk plan for my daughters room. It is 18" shorter (54") so I eliminated the diagonal braces at the back of the plan. It still is very sturdy. I made the top from rough sawn oak board that I had in the yard by handplanning the top and edges. You could just buy 1x12 oak if you wanted to, although it would be pricey. If you are in Connecticut let me know I have a few thousand feet of it! My daughter loves the desk!

Built from Plan(s)
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Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
2x4 Douglas Fir, top Oak from my yard
Finish Used
Minwax Ebony for the base. I just followed the instructions on the can. For the top I brushed on Ben Moore Arborcoat semi solid in Chelsea Gray let it dry for about 15 minutes and then poured vinegar that had steel wool in it. I left that one for about 15 minutes and hosed it off.This gave it the dark streaks. I then let it dry completely and sprayed on Spar Urethene
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