Step 1: The Room.
I decided to affix the desk to the side of my IKEA bookshelf. its heavy, thick and wide enough to attach a decent sised desk to.
Step 2: The Materials
I settled on a piece of 30cm by 75cm plywood for the actual desk and a 8cm wide piece of pine for the hinge brace.
Step 3: Making the Hinge Brace.
The pine blocks were sanded smooth before being attached, wood glue was used to strengthen the bond.
Step 4: Staining and Varnishing.
The desk was then given three layers of a tough polyurethane varnish. As with the wood stain, the desk was given two initial layers with a light sanding, followed by a final light layer.
Step 5: Mounting.
I used two brass door hinges, affixed with 6 steel screws each. I used a 1m long 3cm link chain to hold the desk upright.
The chain is hooked onto a small brass hook that is screwed onto the edge of the desk whilst the other end is held in place at
the top of the bookcase.
Step 6: Finishing the Desk.
and held in place with several lines of trade standard Evo-stick adhesive.
Step 7: Refurbishing the Chair.
Step 8: Varnishing the Chair.
the battered old varnish layer still on the chair. Then, as with the desk, three layers of the strong polyurethane varnish was applied, with a light sanding after the second layer of varnish followed by a final light layer.
Step 9: Reupholstery.
the first thing was to remove the staples and scraps of material left from the original cushion. This was done with a screwdriver
and a pair of pliers.
The new cushion was made from a piece of foam cut to shape and then covered in green felt. The felt was stretched over the foam
and held in place with staples on the rear of the seat.
Step 10: FINISHED!
I now have a compact working space that can be folded away at a moments notice, not to mention a comfy chair!