Channing Desk/1st ever project

Submitted by jodie0100 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 13:01

My husband and I have never built anything.  We decided to build our teenage boy a desk, as I could not find anything I liked online.  The project was pretty simple for amateurs to follow.  The cutting and assembly was done in a day.  We decided to add the drawer and pull out shelf for the printer.  Really, figuring what color to stain it and the staining process was the most tedious.  We routered the drawer sides and the top of the desk for a nicer look.  So proud of our work and the fact that this will last our son for years to come.  

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Popular
Finish Used
Water based Charcoal w/ Black Glaze for the base and water based Vermont Maple with a top coat of water based toffee stain. For both the top and bottom pieces, I brushed on the stain, let it sit for 3 mins and then applied medium pressure to wipe. Let dry for 2 hours and completed process again. For the bottom piece, after the two coats of stain, I applied the black glaze using the same method. However, after wiping off, I then used a damp cloth to wipe down one time. I used a polyacrylic protective finish.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner