We needed a desk for the office. I didn't want particle board - or to pay a fortune! Thanks, Ana!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine and Spruce
Finish Used
I used Miniwax Ebony Stain for the base and drawers and some Rustoleum Spray Paint in Black for the top. Finished with a few coats of Varathane Diamond Clear. I would use brush on paint instead of spray if I did this again - the spray paint used 3 CANS and was a huge part of the cost!
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Lavinia (not verified)

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 11:28

How nice is this desk! I love it! That is why I made one with the help of my husband. We followed Ana`s plans except that we made an extra double shelf for our Ricoh laser printers. It`s very practical and doesn`t occupy much space. Thanks Ana!


Mon, 02/15/2016 - 10:38

Hey there! The desk looks great! I'm curious do you have a upclose of the top of the desk? Is the top stained as well?

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