Schoolhouse Project Table Desk

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Just in case you don't have a spare wall to turn into a craft or study space for your kiddos, no worries - I've got your back!

If a project style desk fits your space, this might be the perfect DIY desk for you!

Enjoy the plans!  XO Ana

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Shopping List

1 sheet of 3/4" hardwood plywood cut into strips 15 1/2" wide x 8 feet long (you'll get three strips but only need 2)
1 - 1x4 @ 6 feet long
1 - 24" x 48" piece of 1/4" plywood
2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 2 feet long
1 1/4" and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws (recommended)
1 1/4" finish nails
2" screws for attach tabletop and base (you'll just need a half dozen or so)
14" euro style drawer slides (bottom corner mount - usually white in color)

Cut List

2 - 3/4" plywood @ 15 1/2" x 25 1/2" (sides)
3 - 3/4" plywood @ 15 1/2" x 20 1/2" (shelves)
1 - 3/4" plywood @ 15 1/2" x 17 1/2" (center divider)
2 - 3/4" plywood @ 15 1/2" x 9 7/8" (small dividers)

2 - 1x4 @ 14"
2 - 1x4 @ 18"
1 - 1/4" plywood @ 19 1/2" x 14"
1 - 1x6 @ 20 1/4"

4 - 2x2 @ 3 3/4"
2 - 2x2 @ 12 1/2"
2 - 2x2 @ 19"

1 - 1/4" plywood @ 22" x 25 1/2"

2 - 2x2 @ 19"
2 - 2x2 @ 29 1/4"

24" x 48" premade project panel top

Premade 24" x 48" project panel for tabletop

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
Drill Bit Set
General Instructions

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!


Step 1

Start by building the basic box. I've left the top off for this step just to make it easier on you to install the drawer slides.

Step 2

You can make the divider section permanent, but once it's in there, it shouldn't need to be. Just slide in - that way if your storage needs change over time, you can change the shelving configuration too.

Step 3

Build the drawer box to fit your opening and drawer slides - remember you'll need to leave 3/4" at the front for the drawer face (step 5). Install drawer in lowest possible position, 3/4" inset, with the drawer slides.

Step 4

Attach top - if you are planning on only using this project with a tabletop, place pocket holes on top (will be hidden by top anyway).

Step 5

Step 6

Build base first then attach to bottom of box.

Step 7

Attach back to base with finish nails and glue.

Step 8

Build leg.

Step 9

Attach base and leg to tabletop.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

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.
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Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:20

this plan is great! Put the tabletop and outer legs on piano hinges and you have a great table for a small apartment or a dorm room!