A simple desk with cross bracing on the back to reminiscent of an old barn.
1 - 24" x 48" Pine Project Panel
2 - 1x2 8 feet long
4 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
4 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
2 Sets of 16" Side Mount Drawer Slides
Please see attached PDF for cut list.
Please see attached PDF for Instructions.
Grace? But she's only three.
That's when preschool starts. Three. She's old enough.
Really? Is my baby really ready to leave me for school? Because I swear it was yesterday that she was waking up every hour to nurse. Or reading the same book over and over again on the potty chair. Or throwing food from her high chair.
I've heard it before, but it's taking on a new meaning. The days are long but the years are short.
If it seems like yesterday she was in diapers, will tomorrow she be in college? Scary thought, I have got to think about something else!
I'm going to think about today, and the reality that Grace is ready to go to school. And while she might not need a homework desk yet, there are other mothers out there with kids that just yesterday were going to preschool, and today, they need a desk.
And I normally dread building drawers because they can be so difficult to get just right. But after the confidence boost from yesterday's drawers on my turned leg media console, I just had to make these drawers extra fancy. Feel free to add some dividers in your drawer as you build it - the dividers are just going to make your drawers more organized AND stronger. These drawers use 16" standard side mount drawer slides.
Like the Pottery Barn Kid's Brookfield Desk, our desk is composed of pine boards. Most of the boards are 1x4s, with the exception of the drawer box being 1x3s, and the desk top being a pine project panel. And the legs are 1x3s and 1x2s joined to make the leg look like one.
If you are careful as you attach the legs together, the legs will appear seamless, as shown above on my media console. This media console was built in a similar method as the Brookstone Desk, also made of pine.