Hello! I’m Ana, a mother and homemaker from Alaska.
Skeching
100’s of FREE plans!!
You can make ANYTHING!
stick
img
sticks
img

Modular Office Small Desktop

February 26, 2010 |
posted by Ana White
PDF versionPDF version

Special thanks to Anna at Take the Side Street for the fabulous photo. Make sure you visit Anne for all the details.

Modular Office Small Desktop

Additional Photos

Handmade from this plan >>

Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!

Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Modular Office Small Desktop
Dimensions: 
This Desktop is 52" long and fits on top of the Open File Base. Modify for your needs.

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

1 – 1×24 52″ in length
2 – 1×2 Boards, 8′ Length
3 – 1×3 Boards, 8′ Length (you actually will only need 2 and a 17″ scrap piece)
1 – 2×4 (You will only need 17″)
1 1/4″ Nails
2″ Nails
2″ Wood Screws (about 5)
3″ Wood Screws (about 5)
Wood Filler
Wood Glue
Finishing Supplies

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
nailer
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

2 – 1×2 @ 16 1/2″ (Side Trim, underside)
2 – 1×2 @ 50″ (Front/Back Trim, underside)
1 – 1×24 @ 52″ (Desktop)
4 – 1×3 @ 28 1/4″ (Outer Legs)
2 – 1×3 @ 25 3/4″ (Middle of the Legs)
1 – 1×3 @ 16 1/2″ (Top Apron)
1 – 2×4 @ 16 1/2″ (Top of Leg Unit)

Step 1

Modular Office Small Desktop

This project fits on top of the Narrow Open Base for the Modular Office Collection. You can modify as you see fit.

Step 2

Modular Office Small Desktop

Desktop Construction. Build your desktop as instructed above, using glue and 1 1/4″ nails. Make sure you check for square as you assemble the underside trim boards. You will need to finish the edges with edge banding if you are staining.

Step 3

Modular Office Small Desktop

Leg Construction. Clamp the middle leg piece to the outer leg piece, keeping bottom and outside edges flush. Use glue and 1 1/4″ nails. Keep the outer edge as flush as possible. Do not clamp so tight that you loose all of your glue. Let dry. Then add the top apron piece in the same method. As you add the top apron, check for square. One thing to note if you plan on staining, avoid any glue seeping out, this will cause the stain to discolor.

Step 4

Modular Office Small Desktop

Leg Construction. In the same manner as step 1, assemble the remaining leg piece. This time use the 2″ nails and glue, keeping all outer edges flush. Let dry.

Step 5

Modular Office Small Desktop

Top Piece. Attach the top piece with screws into the legs. Make sure you are hitting both the leg pieces and the apron. Predrill and countersink your screws.

Step 6

Modular Office Small Desktop

Attaching to Desktop. Attach to the desktop as shown above.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Doin the HAPPY DANCE!! This

Doin the HAPPY DANCE!! This is perfect! Thank you so much :-)

posted by Tracy D (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-26 11:59

hello

My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find a lot of your post's to be just what I'm looking for. Would you offer guest writers to write content to suit your needs? I wouldn't mind writing a post or elaborating on a number of the subjects you write in relation to here. Again, awesome weblog!

posted by Transmission Service (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-07-12 00:45

hello

Can I simply say what a relief to seek out somebody who truly is aware of what theyre talking about on the internet. You positively know the best way to convey a difficulty to mild and make it important. Extra people must learn this and understand this facet of the story. I cant imagine youre not more in style because you positively have the gift.
very nice put up, i definitely love this website, carry on it
shift motocross gear
shift motocross gear

posted by Freida001 | on Sat, 2012-08-25 22:16

hello

Can I simply say what a reduction to find someone who really is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know how one can convey a difficulty to gentle and make it important. Extra folks need to learn this and perceive this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more widespread since you undoubtedly have the gift.
very nice post, i definitely love this web site, carry on it
buy pinterest followers

posted by Stevup001 yadav (not verified) | on Sun, 2012-08-19 09:01

hello

Can I simply say what a relief to search out somebody who truly knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know the right way to convey a problem to gentle and make it important. Extra people need to read this and perceive this facet of the story. I cant consider youre not more standard because you definitely have the gift.
very good put up, i certainly love this website, carry on it
buy pinterest followers

posted by Stevup001 yadav (not verified) | on Sun, 2012-08-19 09:35

hello

Omg that is unnatural. I simply created a very lengthy idea but when I clicked on publish my own thoughts didn't display. Grrrr... actually I am not creating everything over again. Anyways, I just want to speak about remarkable blog page!
fox motocross clothing
fox motocross clothing

posted by Freida001 | on Wed, 2012-08-29 22:55

hello

The content is acceptable, the statement is proficient, phrase control is incredible, wish that we could see such content material, many thanks.
advertising services
web designing company in gurgaon

posted by Freida001 | on Mon, 2012-08-27 03:30

I use this Article to show my

I use this Article to show my assignment in college.it is useful For me Great Work.
SBWire

posted by alax3 | on Sun, 2014-02-23 12:52

hello

Can I simply say what a aid to find someone who truly is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know how you can deliver an issue to mild and make it important. Extra folks have to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant consider youre not more fashionable since you undoubtedly have the gift.
very good put up, i certainly love this web site, carry on it
buy pinterest followers

posted by Freida001 | on Wed, 2012-08-29 00:50

Really nice style and

Really nice style and design and excellent idea to save the space.
How Do I Get Him Back
Get Your Ex Girlfriend Back
Pull Your Ex Back

posted by lindaray4u | on Fri, 2012-09-21 02:22

Really nice style and

Really nice style and design and excellent idea to save the space.
How Do I Get Him Back
Get Your Ex Girlfriend Back
Pull Your Ex Back

posted by lindaray4u | on Fri, 2012-09-21 02:22

WOHOOO! LOVE this desk! It IS

WOHOOO! LOVE this desk! It IS perfect! Thanks so much, Ana!! Now all I have to do is just build it... :)

posted by Chelsea (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-26 12:20

It's so funny the timing on

It's so funny the timing on this whole desk project. About 1-2 weeks ago my hubby took some graph paper and tried to design what he would want a desk to look like because he's a computer man he is pretty particular about how it should look and fit together and everything. So this is perfect how it's in pieces so we can customize it how we want and now we can use your measurements a little and plans to help us build the desk we need desparately in our office. Thank you again...I just can't say it enough. :)

posted by MommaP (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-02-26 12:25

I can't believe this which is

I can't believe this which is abnormal. I recently made a really extended thought however, if My spouse and i engaged distribute my very own ideas don't exhibit. Grrrr... in fact That's not me making every little thing once again. Anyhow, Among the finest to discuss amazing web site!

physician assistant

posted by dorothy ruth | on Wed, 2013-02-06 03:23

I was planning on moving my

I was planning on moving my roll top desk from the bedroom to the computer room and ditching the old shabby computer desk. My wife informed me that the roll top part would have to be removed so as not to block my daughter's oil painting. Then I ran across your blog. So now I'm doing measurements so that I can build my own components for the desk. My daugher's oil painting is that good.

posted by Floyd the Wonderdog (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-02-27 05:36

This is perfect! I know I can

This is perfect! I know I can build things but never new what exactly what I would need. So thank you! My first project is going to be the Bedford small desk. I have been looking for one for awhile, but everything is to expensive. Even looked for used to fix up, but never found the right thing, and this is exactly what I was wanting!:)

posted by Christina (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-02-27 06:43

Hooray! So excited about

Hooray! So excited about this collection. We want to build the larger version of this desk this weekend...the one with the 2 file drawer base on one side and the other side supported by the 3 drawer base (bottom file drawer, top two smaller drawers). Will you be posting plans for that base and the larger desktop?

posted by Catherine (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-03-03 12:33

I can't wait to build this

I can't wait to build this for my 5 yo as she's entering school next fall, but would you mind pointing me to the plans for the base part of this? There's quite a few different "cubes" on the site now and I'm not entirely sure which one should be used to support this desktop.

thank you - I have a laundry list of items I'll be building in the next few days as my hubby will be out town! CAN'T WAIT

posted by jodimichelle (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-03-08 18:37

A work friend showed me your

A work friend showed me your blog, and i am blown away! I've just found my new hobbie which is sewing, but i just dont have the right desk for it (im using the end of a computer desk in the guest bedroom). all the ones at PB and such are so expensive. This one is going to be perfect :) ill post pictures when its done!

-jodimichelle, i think this is the base to be used with this desk: http://knockoffwood.blogspot.com/2010/02/plans-back-to-bedford-open-file...

posted by AshleyS (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-13 10:11

i am often confused by

i am often confused by calculating how wide and high my own furniture.
i try to make my own with simpl components.

i like it, because i can get design same as my character.

this blog is detail and graet.
thanks.

by http://www.ergonomicdeskchair-s.com/small-computer-desk

posted by Maulana (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-07-13 11:47

I think there is a mistake

I think there is a mistake with the height of the legs for the table...the height of the filing cabinet cube is 30 1/4" and the legs are only 29 1/2 ". I slid a piece of 1x3 under the feet to make up the difference. Oh, I just realized that maybe the open file base is too high, because the other bases seem to be 29 3/4". Anyhoo, thanks for the plans! I have two of these desks now!

posted by CaliValleyGirl (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-07-20 14:43

I am a frequent reader of

I am a frequent reader of your blog posts. I liked the recent one and other posts on your blog so much that I have subscribed to the blog’s RSS feed in Thunderbird. Even thinking of stealing some ideas and put them to work. Keep all the good work going by posting more informative posts. Thank you. Time well spent on this post.

posted by Banki (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-10-04 10:03

What hosting company are you

What hosting company are you using for your blog?

posted by Banki (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-10-06 10:37

Banki, I'm on Godaddy, but it

Banki, I'm on Godaddy, but it isn't the greatest. Do you have a suggestion?

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-10-06 10:51

OMG, I just found this

OMG, I just found this website today and I've spent hours looking at projects! This is exactly what I was looking for because I need 3 of these!

posted by Donna (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-10-28 10:28

ana-white.com is amazing

I love to come back to ana-white.com everyday
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbnq2UeB8PU]youtube bot[/url]

posted by youtube-software (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-10-30 02:24

Type of plywood

What type of plywood do I use for this desktop if I want to stain it?

posted by Nadine Carroll (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-04-30 13:10

I like your office desktop

I like your office desktop design. I also like that you gave so many details about how to make this office and even some pictures to understand better the idea. I have searched for a discount bath vanity, but after I saw your site and your beautiful ideas about furniture and interior design I want to dare to make my own vanity support table. I am curious how it will look like.

posted by daniell17 (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-05-07 15:12

i like the whole concept

One of my friend is looking for small Modular Office design.I will refer your site link to him.He has already purchased a Sofa bed mattress for his office to save the space.because in night he has to stay in his office.

posted by lindaray4u | on Thu, 2012-06-21 00:56

Amazing creation

She has doing great creation in small place and useful to work.I like her every creation and gets idea that how to make such creations as better in less area.
_____________________________________
women handbags | pest control | ecommerce web development

posted by lmile61 | on Tue, 2013-01-29 08:37

beautiful idea

I like the Ana's every creation and design.she has many kind of good things and ability to implement in real one.
_____________
mobile racks

I want to do such modification in my house and your site will be more useful to think better design.
___________________
electric motor manufacturer

posted by steelrange5 | on Thu, 2013-03-07 00:06

Comprehensive

A very comprehensive and easy to follow guide, I’m definitely looking at some suitable adjustments. Anyway, thanks for the information. Uches Site

posted by rdokoye | on Thu, 2013-04-25 19:05

s

I was pleased to find this information , I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read!!! I definately enjoy every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff of your blog a must read blog!!!!

bollywood latest movies
bollywood latest movies

posted by steelrange5 | on Mon, 2013-05-20 04:38

While surfing the internet I

While surfing the internet I got to see many great web pages like this one, and I love when that happens. Thanks for everything shared.

Klick Hier

posted by Oscar1818 | on Tue, 2013-06-11 21:21

I need to do such adjustment

I need to do such adjustment in my house and your site will be more advantageous to think better plan. Cilck Here

posted by Dannis | on Thu, 2013-08-22 04:13

You have posted such a very

You have posted such a very fantastic blog.Your blog is very informative and helpful for us. buy genuine pinterest followers

posted by Sylvia | on Mon, 2013-09-02 07:19

You have posted such a very

You have posted such a very fantastic blog.Your blog is very informative and helpful for us. buy genuine pinterest followers

posted by Sylvia | on Mon, 2013-09-02 07:19

help with questions

I am a boy scout and I picked a project to replace the desks and computers at the senior center in our county. I came across this site and really liked the detailed instructions and simple designs - I picked this design to build a long table to hold 3 computers for the seniors.
I submitted my proposal and have been asked a load of questions :(
I am hoping someone can help me with some answers
Q1 Has this table design been rated for weight capacity (The weight of computer and monitor is likely around 10 lbs).
Q2 Is this design stable from lateral stress? (if rammed by a wheelchair from the side will it hold up? If rammed from the front, will the two straight legs require additional support to prevent front-to-back
collapse?)

Q3 The illustration describes AI Plywood, what is A1-plywood and what differentiates it from any other variety?

Q4 The drawing indicates a height of 30.25" for the shelf unit and 30.5" for the top of the desktop unit; I assume that the desktop will be thicker than the 0.25" suggested between these. Please explain.

posted by hom2it | on Mon, 2013-09-16 13:05

Great

Thanks for your valuable information that you have shared with us....
--------------
alloy steel flanges
http://www.fivebrosforgings.com/products/forgedflanges_Stud.html

posted by kpromo | on Sat, 2013-09-21 05:27

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Recent comments

Social

Let's Connect

Tweets

  •  

User login

Not Much >>

What's going on up here in Alaska.

Momplex Cam >>

Momplex Cam >>

We are DIYing our moms a Duplex in Alaska! Check out our progress so far as we owner build a home, step by step. Read the Momplex blog here.

Special Thanks

The free content provicded by this website is made possible by the following current sponsors.  Thank you!


   

Momplex Vanilla Kitchen Plans and How-Tos


Check out how we DIYed a full kitchen here!

Momplex
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Momplex
Project Plan
Project Plan
Momplex
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Project Plan
Momplex
Project Plan
Project Plan
Momplex
Momplex
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Momplex
Video
Momplex
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Momplex
Momplex
Project Plan
Project Plan

Handmade Holiday Gift Plan Tutorials

Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan
Project Plan