After nearly two years of working from home I started searching for an actual desk and did not really find what I was looking for. Then I found the Farmhouse X Plans and knew that's what I wanted to do.
I found a birch butcher block top, 27" x 60" on sale for less than the cost of building my own top. I had to carefully adjust the measurements of the plans and also doublechecked before every cut. Measure twice cut once was definitely a good idea for me this time.
I used Z Clips to hold the top to the 2x4 frame and used my biscuit jointer to cut the groove. Took several test cuts to get the right height. I finished the top with Helmsman Spar urethane and five coats of poly. The frame used a primer and some Behr paint (I decided the color "Coffee Bean" was perfect for my long days at the office).
I plan on making slideout drawers soon, with bottom mounted drawer slides. Some baskets would work too.
So far I'm quite happy with how it all came out.