Ammon's Art Desk

Submitted by dmcarwin on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 17:31

Yea! I made this for my second boy for Christmas. He wanted yet another art set. When I saw the plans I knew I had to make it! Ana I love you and your site and your amazing ideas! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

After reading all the comments I decided to make the desk part a little wider on each side to make room for the hinges. It worked great. The hinges did rub so I just got out a pocket knife and put some notches where they were rubbing...problem solved! My son loves it and I love that he has somewhere to hide his stuff!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$15 - Mostly for hinges, and hinge supports, hook, and D-rings. I used wood from the cull at HD. I had the moulding on hand. What can I say, I am cheap!
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used
I used a tint sample from the oops paint section. Three coats of chalkboard paint.
Recommended Skill Level


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Tue, 03/13/2012 - 20:16

I have been flipping back and forth trying to figure out how to install the hinges. I just realized you made the desk top larger to allow the hinge installation on the outside. Now I can get back to work!

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Wed, 03/14/2012 - 08:27

Yes that was the big concern with this desk. Making the desk top larger and putting the hinges on the outside seemed the easiest way for me. I did have to cut little notches in the wood for the hinges to slide freely but it works. My son uses it all the time and I am so glad that I made it! Good luck!