X desk with drawer

Submitted by RoseOfShaz on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 10:59

This was my very first project (yay!). I finally got over my fear of power tools and my husband bought me a jigsaw for my birthday. (Yes, I built this whole thing with a jigsaw! Clearly I was clueless about power tools back then! :) But even a jigsaw was pretty intimidating at that stage!)

Ok... so in hindsight it was a really bad idea to start on a project marked as "intermediate" for my first project, but I was so in love with this desk that I just HAD to have it. The drawer made it really tricky, but I figured no one has to know if it has its little quirks. :)

I saw a similar version of this desk on Pottery Barn's website, which retailed for a whopping $700! Thank you Ana for giving us the gift of amazing furniture for a fraction of the price!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$70 (probably about $50 if you already have some nails, screws, etc lying around)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Mostly pine and oak
Finish Used
Miniwax Jacobean wood stain
Recommended Skill Level