2 – 1x6 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1x6 @ 10 feet long (cut bookshelf sides from this board)
1 – 1x12 @ 4 feet long
1 – 1x2 @ 12 feet long (or 1 1/2 @ 8 feet long)
1 – ¾” thick project panel 48” x 24” or a ¼ sheet of hardwood plywood
1 ¼” finish nails
1 ¼” pocket hole screws
8 – 1x6 @ 22 ½”
4 – 1x6 @ 29 ¼”
2 – 1x12 @ 22 ½”
6 – 1x2 @ 22 ½”
1 – ¾” project panel 48” x 24”
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!
First, build two bookshelves as shown here. If you have a pocket hole jig, just attach as shown.
An alternative is 2" countersunk screws or 2" finish nails and glue.
Next, add the back pieces. These you can just nail and glue in place or you could attach with pocket holes - up to you.
NOTE: If using pocket holes, it may be easier to attach step 3 rungs first so you can get your drill inside, and then add the backs.
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Then attach rails - again, nails will work just fine.
Once you have your two bookshelves done, lay the tabletop face down and attach the two bookshelves to the underside and you've got a desk!