DIY leaning wall ladder desk - how to build your own leaning ladder desk out of all 1x boards. Easy tutorial by ANA-WHITE.com
Shopping list for DESK ONLY
1 - 1x8 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 31" long
4 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 31"
3 - 1x8 @ 31"
3 - 1x3 @ 31"
2 - 1x3 @ 6-1/4"
2 - 1x3 @ 8"
2 - 1x3 @ 15-1/4"
2 - 1x3 @ 76-1/4" - both ends cut at 5 degrees, parallel, long point to short point measurement
2 - 1x3 @ 32-1/2"
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Build all of the shelves first, attach backs, then sides. Use 1-1/4" nails or staples and wood glue.
Cut the top corner of the legs off, leaving a 2-1/2" space that is square to the top of the legs.
Attach back support to top of legs, matching square cut from step 2.
Lean the project up against the wall in its final postion. Place remaining 1x3, level with the floor (will NOT be square to legs) and screw in place.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.