Open Face Cabinet Desk

This is a project where we built the cabinets for our friends, and they added their own top to the desk.

These cabinets are each 18″ wide x 24″ deep x 26″ high, with the overall desk size being 72″ wide x 27″ deep x 27.5″ high.

These are constructed out of 3/4″ and 1/2″ plywood, with poplar face frames and shelf fronts.  The finish on the cabinets is a distressed white latex paint, finished with a few coats of clear Valspar Sealing Wax to give the cabinets a nice, soft feel.

You can see more pictures on our post on our site, or even get the plans if you want to build your own.


Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
plywood, poplar, and pine
Finish Used
White latex paint, clear sealing wax, and stain.
Recommended Skill Level