Double Drawer Channing Computer Desk

Submitted by Ji on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 15:44

We made some alterations to Shanty2Chic's design. Rather than one side open we made two cabinets with drawers. It made it a little longer and deeper than expected but we are still happy with the desk.
We have a six month old baby, so we build during naps and when we can convince grandma to watch her.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
White Pine. We spent a little more for the select wood.
Finish Used
Minwax American Walnut and Briwax.
Recommended Skill Level



Sun, 07/01/2012 - 16:21

Wow, this looks amazing! Looks better than what you would see at a furniture store, and the finish is so beautiful! Awesome job.


Mon, 07/02/2012 - 11:57

Thanks alot! My husband and I were worried about the staining process. The stain didn't look very good at first but after a couple more coats it started to get better. We love to build but we are still struggling with finishing.

Jason S (not verified)

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 20:44


If you are finishing soft woods, especially pine, it is woth the few dollars it costs to but some pre-finish wood conditioner. The conditioner will help eliminate the irregularities in stain color on soft woods. It doesn't really cost too much and it really does help eliminate blotches, streaking and helps get a more consistent color.

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