My Fancy X-Desk

Submitted by drickstan on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:57

I needed a better desk for working from home. I didn't have room for the 6' desk in the plans, so I modified it slightly to be 5'. The only tricky part with that was getting the angles right on the support braces in the back. I think it ended up being around 42 degrees instead of 45. I used a scrap 1X4 as a template instead of trying to measure and cut. I think that helped a lot.

I wanted some character in the desktop so I used 3/4" knotty pine joined with pocket hole screws and sanded it quite a bit. I love how it turned out after applying gel stain and a varathane finish!

Thank you so much for the inspiration, Ana!!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$75 CAD
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
2x4's for base and 3/4" knotty pine planks for the desktop
Finish Used
Varathane KONA Gel Stain
Varathane Diamond Finish (3 coats)
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate