Hey there! It’s Jamison from Rogue Engineer again and this time I’ve designed a sweet modern desk for you. I’m calling it the Lindsay desk! It got that name because I was given the idea by one of my readers. I know when I have an inspirational block I can always turn to my readers for some great ideas. For these project plans be sure to follow the link below.
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- Pocket Hole Jig
- Miter Saw
- Circular Saw
- Jig Saw (Optional)
- Brad Nailer
- Tape Measure
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection
- Qty 1 – 3/4″ x 24″ x 48″
- Qty 3 – 2 x 4 x 8′
- Qty 1 – 1 x 10 x 4′
- Qty 1 – 1 x 8 x 6′
- Qty 1 – 1 x 6 x 6′
- Qty 1 – 1 x 3 x 6′
- 2-1/2″ Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (Coarse)
- 1-1/4″ Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (Coarse)
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
- 2″ Wood Screws
- 3/4″ Iron-on Edge Banding
How to Build a Modern Desk
After cutting the wood to the dimensions in the cut list. I then tapered the legs as defined in the plans.
Then I put the legs together by drilling pocket holes in the 8″ 2×4 and assembling the legs together using 2-1/2″ pocket screws.
Next, after drilling pocket holes the base gets assembled with 2-1/2″ pocket screws.
Then, after rounding the corners of the front and back boards, the desktop organizer gets glued and nailed together.
I was eager to see how it was going to look so I laid it all out and was happy with the results. Although, I then decided to round the front corners of the desktop before adding the edge banding.
I used the heat activated 3/4″ birch edge banding and was happy with how it turned out.
Then I had to finish each piece before final assembly. The desktop got summer oak wood stain, the legs got linen white chalked paint, and the organizer got a custom mix of serenity blue chalked paint and some other darker turquoise paint we had laying around (all products mentioned are by Rustoleum).
Then, I secured the base to the top with 2″ wood screws and started the 2-1/2″ pocket screws in the back.
Finally I set the organizer on and screwed it to the desktop using 1-1/4″ pocket screws and finished screwing the 2-1/2″ pocket screws up from the base into the desktop and organizer.
And there you have it. This was a simple desk to build. It was a fun build and I love the way that it turned out!
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