Work table / desk

Submitted by julkrist on Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:01

I created this work table by modifying the Beginner Farm Table.  I made it counter height and added a shelf underneath.  It is 5 feet long and the top is five 2x6 boards.  The shelf is 1x6 boards.

I purchased 4@ 2x4s and 3 @ 2x6x10 - I got the store to cut those in half (5' lengths).  I cut the 2x4s on a miter saw.

This is my first project.  It probably took a bit more than 6 hours given I was learning to use the saw and trying to find the tools to do the job.

Estimated Cost
$100 for lumber, screws and Varathane stain & polyurethane.
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Construction Spruce/Pine/Fir
Finish Used
Varathane Stain and Polyurethane(Mission Oak finish). I sanded the boards by hand and painted the finish with a paintbrush. It was a bit messy and difficult the get an even coat, but that didn't bother me too much as it is meant to be rustic. In future I think I'd prefer a two step process as I think it may be less messy.
Required Skill Level
Starter Project