Submitted by daliae on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 20:32

I made this this February for my daughter’s birthday. I did not use Ana’s plans for same desk since at the time I did not know this site existed. I made my own plans that were influenced by Ballard design and Pottery Barn catalogs. It took me many nights though if you have the time it should not take more than a weekend to make.
I added a keyboard shelf using special slides hat I found at HD.

I made it out pine and plywood from HD. I trimmed the bottom with a trim and painted with primer and high gloss White Dove Valspar paint.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Primer and high gloss White Dove Valspar paint (Lowe's).
Recommended Skill Level


sgilly02 (not verified)

Thu, 03/15/2012 - 22:47

Your desk turned out beautifully! Does the bottom drawer hold hanging files? Ana's plan mentions buying rails that fit on the sides of the drawers and cost about $1.50, but she doesn't mention specifics. I wondered if you found something that worked for this purpose.