Simple 2x4 Desk

Submitted by ncderemer on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 16:29

I built this desk relatively quickly and it required very few tools. I discovered quickly how difficult it is to cut 2x4's with a handsaw so I would recommend having a circular saw or having them cut the wood at the store but it can be done. I did use a kreg jig for connecting everything and that is what made it so easy. 

I painted the bottom half and then stained the top. I think it turned out beautifully. I also added some metal to the edges not for strength but for style. This desk is VERY sturdy and I really like the massive amounts of space. 

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$25-35 for all of the supplies.
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used
Base- 1 coat rustoleum primer, 1 coat of glidden interior paint with some touch ups
Top- 1 coat minwax wood primer, 1 coat minwax american chestnut
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project