Simple Small Trestle Desk
Free plans to DIY a simple desk inspired by Pottery Barn Teen desk. It's just 2x4s and we got the step by step!
1 – 2x4 a 104 5/8” (9 foot wall stud) or 1 – 2x4 @ 10 feet long
2 – 2x6 @ 8 feet long
2 ½” PH screws
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!
4 – 2x4 @ 25 7/8” (both ends cut at 10 degrees off square, long point to short point, ends ARE parallel)
2 – 2x6 @ 19”
4 – 2x6 @ 38”
2 - 2x4 @ 17 1/2" (long point to long point, both ends cut at 10 degrees off square)
Attach legs to top apron.
You can also use a premade top or top the desk in a piece of acrylic or mat to make a smooth writing surface.
For the most support, attach bottom shelf brace as shown here.