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02.11.2013
Last week I shared our recent office makeover, including the DIY 12-ft long double desk we built.
This really is a pretty simple DIY project (especially compared to our DIY Old Door Console Table that we built from scratch), that even the less-DIY-savvy of you can do pretty easily. I had been thinking about this project for a while, so I already had an idea of what I wanted (here are some similar desks that I used for inspiration: this, this and this), so I measured our space to see what would work best and then made this quick sketch to show Drew. We started with a trip to IKEA (the closest IKEA to New Orleans is in Houston, TX, so we made a weekend trip of it), where we purchased three of these BESTA bookcases, along with these feet for the bottom of them (the BESTA bookcases have a variety of feet options, so you can change up your look if you want something different). Once we were home, we cleaned out the room, painted it, and then put our bookcases together and placed them where we wanted them in the room. Next, we made our final plans for the top, measuring to see how long we wanted our desktop to be. We are still really happy with the finish of the top of our Old Door Console Table, so we used the same method and same stain for this project as well.
Once we had the top boards connected together, we measured out our bookcases, put them in the right places, then set the wooden top on top of them. Once we had everything situated where we wanted it, we used these small L brackets to attach the top to the bookcases. After everything was attached and together, I gave the top 3 coats of Satin finish Poly and let that cure for a few days.
One of my favorite projects that we’ve done together and we are already getting a ton of use out of it! Curious on how the 1 board that is between the wall and the middle board doesn’t bend under the weight.
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Ypu can buy other finishes in the melamine furniture boards, just take a short shelf with you to get the best match. He was on board immediately (he was ready to overtake the room that had long been only my office) and we came up with a plan. Our wall is about 12 feet long and we wanted the desk to be slightly shorter than that, to give it room to actually fit in the space (it is a free-standing desk, not a built-in, so it doesn’t need to be completely flush against both walls). We used Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner, 2 coats of Minwax Wood Stain in Dark Walnut, and (later, after the desk top was attached) we gave it three coats of Rustoleum Water-Based Polyurethane in a Satin finish.
Since we live in an apartment, we were forced to do this inside (with the windows open and a fan blowing the smell out), but it was still pretty stinky. We used 4– one on each end of the desk and one in each open space (where our chairs go). There is a slight gap between the bookcases and the top on ours to accommodate the curvature of the wood (no wood is perfectly flat!), but when making your own, you might find that you don’t end up with as big of a gap there (one of our boards was slightly warped).
It might be a 12 foot long desk, but it doesn’t feel like it takes up very much space in the room!
Plus we sold Drew’s old desk on Craigslist for $100, so that brings our out-of-pocket cost down to under $150! We did plan ahead and made sure that whatever connecting methods we used (the metal connector bars and L brackets) could be disassembled rather easily in the future to move to a different house. I share this desk with my husband who is a pretty big guy (and whose chair is slightly taller than mine) so he needed the extra room, even though it made it a little too high for me. In this case, it is connected to the other boards in several places, plus it rests partially on the bookcases underneath. I sit at my desk mostly to work on the computer, so this isn’t really a problem for me.
I priced out some options for my built-in desk, and I settled on buying base cabinets from IKEA (only $30 each!) and DIYing the top of the desk with lumber from Home Depot. You may rely on the professional remodelers and repairers for providing a new look to your home and office. Right Click to save picture or tap and hold for seven second if you are using iphone or ipad.Full size is 525X597 (Link to full-size image) pixels.
One small problem with my new size is that I now have an approximate 200mm void between the back of the cabinets and the wall.
For extra security, we attached the other set of brackets to the top bookcase into the wall.
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We set those couple boards on top to mimic the desktop, just to make sure the height would be okay.


After the stain has cured for a day or two, then you can start attaching the top boards together. Make sure you pull the boards together as you screw these in, to prevent large gaps between the boards.
The weight of the wood also holds the top down, so we didn’t think it needed more attaching than a few of these on each side of the bookcases. We each have plenty of storage space in the bookcases and lots of work space on top (with plenty of space between us so we don’t bother each other while working either!). We also thought ahead before we bought our 12 ft long boards and measured to make sure that we could even get them in the house. The boards are 12 inches wide, so when I do need to write something I can usually find a smooth section on which to do so. They get you with the extras–doors start at $55 and you have to buy everything separately.
I wish I had something other than my kitchen table as my desk so I could use it…well as a kitchen table. Folks are surprised when I tell them that my desk is actually just a few components of an Ikea kitchen. Using one set of brackets that come with the bookcases, join the bookcases together with one sitting longways on top of the other so it forms an L shape. It really depends on the height of your chair, but for me, the desktop is a touch higher than I would have made it for myself. We made a trip to Lowe’s and bought three 2x8x12 untreated pine boards and had them cut down in-store to 140 inches. I am building this exact desk and while I’m curing the wood it was something that popped in my head.
My sister in law is heading to Houston this weekend and I was going to make her pick up for me, but now I’m not sure if I should even have her stop!
Be careful where you drill as most of the shelves are hollow so aim for near the pre drill dowel pieces go. However, I’m sharing this desk with my husband, who is a big guy, and the height is perfect for him.
If you wanted a smoother surface, you could have butcher block counter top cut to the length of your desk for the top, but that can get pricey. If you are using yours for a homeschool corner, you might double check how the height feels for your kids in the store, as our desk is a bit tall.



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