My son asked me to build him a narrow desk for his bedroom, with lots of drawers. This desk is a modified version of the Brookstone desk, with 7 drawers on the side and a pull-out writing surface (inspired by the pull out surface LadyGoats added to the Mod bar wine grid base – Gina’s pictures from her blog were really helpful!) The top measures 16 ¾ x 48 (top is a 1x12 and 1x6 edge joined with pocket holes). Lots of pocket holes on this one, because it’s stained and I didn’t want to fill nail holes. For the color we were trying to match the PB small printers desk Chestnut color. The pulls are antique bronze from Lowes. The drawers slide directly on the wood, because I knew I wouldn’t have the patience to install 8 sets of drawer slides ;) used ¾” S4S and 1x2 to hold the drawers. The drawer bottoms and the wood all got a coat of soft wax, and they slide nice and smooth. This took about 20 hours to build and finish over a long weekend. My son said he thought it looks amazing, which is the best part!
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
I wanted the finish kind of rustic, so I didn’t use wood conditioner. Finished with 1 coat Minwax water based stain in Dutch Chocolate, 1 coat Minwax water based wipe-on poly, and a coat of soft wax.
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