My new home office

Submitted by kedgar on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:09

My Wife took a position where she will be working from home.  I also work from home 3 days a week.  We needed a nice office area, but didn't have the space.  I saw an article on LifeHacker and decided this would be the best fit for adding an office space to our bedroom.  I have just begun woodworking and have no experience.  This was a fun project... made a few mistakes, but they are not noticeable.  I am not fully complete (haven't attached the shelves to the desk yet) as I want to do some other room renovations before everything is all set.

Finishing: Grey stain and furniture wax to make it less "blue/grey".  Then a couple coats of polyurethane in a spray can.


This is my first day working at the desk... the only thing I would change so far is maybe to lower the keyboard/monitor shelf by a couple of inches, but this completely depends on your size.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Wood: $50
Finish: $30
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Minwax Pre-Stain, Minwax Classic Grey, Watco Stain Wax Dark
Recommended Skill Level


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