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Thread: Writing Desk in a Weekend (Video)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario

    Writing Desk in a Weekend (Video)

    As we geared up for the new school year, my wife and I realized that we really needed another writing desk for one of children to use. Given that the school year had already started, I saw this a challenge to build a project very quickly!!

    (More details and a build video are on my website:

    Started with this piece of plywood

    Came up with this shaker-style desk plan

    I added fake breadboard ends to the top to make it look less like "just" a plywood top:

    No one ever has enough clamps:

    Upside down dry fit (Front notch/curve not yet cut):

    Quick construction == mostly assembled with pocket hole screws.
    But with five screws there, 1-1/2" long, it was a SOLID joint.


    Build Video:
    There's usually more than one way to do it... ........

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Independence MO
    Love this. Actually been thinking of something similar for a small spot in the house for a laptop/bill paying desk. (close to the door and mailbox)

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