This was my first build EVER. I had never even used a saw before, so if I can do this, so can YOU!
The original plans call for this desk to be 72" in length, but my space only allowed for a 60" desk, so I cut the 3 braces that go along the back down by 12", as well as the 2x6s that make the desktop. The cross-braces in the back were also cut down, but I did that by measuring for fit (as demonstrated by Ana in one of her videos where she made the x-bench).
I described this as a weekend project ONLY because of the time I had to allow between coats of paint, etc. I built it easily in one day (with kids at home!).
This was a GREAT experience and I am HOOKED! Thanks to Ana and Shanty-2-Chic for designing this!