This was my first project. I didn't even know how to use a drill. With the help of my husband I learned quickly. Everything came together rather well and making the cuts was fairly simple. I used a table saw instead of a skill saw which made the bigger cuts not quite straight. I will have to invest in one of those. Two problems I ran into was not having enough clamps. I had the one that came with the kreg jig but having another would have made it simpler when attaching the legs. I had to go out and get the right angle clamp for the jig and that was a lot simpler but will still purchase another clamp for the future. The other problem I faced was the table legs were not sturdy enough so we added a support post to the back of the desk you can see in the picture. I also made the mistake of purchasing wood filler the same color as the stain. So I have darker areas. Haha. It was great learning experience. And my ten year old is very happy with his desk.
Built from Plan(s)
$100 we live in hawaii lumber costs more
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Ipswich pine 3 coats. Followed instructions on staining the bunk bed
Recommended Skill Level