Breadboard Ended Fancy X Desk!

Submitted by pnytail01 on Wed, 09/06/2017 - 07:59

I felt a little bold deviating from the plans when this was my first project.  But I saw another version of this desk with the breadboard ends, and I really appreciated the added craftsmanship this gave off.  Other than the top, I followed the plans to a T.  For the top, I made this from 2x6's with the 4 lengthwise pieces cut to 61" and the ends to 22" (I think I ended up trimming the ends down to match better, but 22 was a good starting point).  As for the finish, I layered stains starting with Minwax's Classic Grey followed by Minwax's Jacobean.  I made two of these desks to put in our home office.  If I think of it once the office is complete and decorated, I'll add another pic!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
After lumber, stain, and hardware, I figure I spent about $75 for each desk.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
1st Layer - Minwax Classic Grey
2nd Layer - Minwax Jacobean
Recommended Skill Level