Introduction: Kids Fold-Up Desk

I'll show you how to create an easy to make in-wall desk using a few panels of wood, screws and a bit of paint. (also video link below)

Items used:

1.Wood panel 4'x2'

2.Wood panel 4'x16"x1/2"

3.Wood beam 6'x2.5"x1/2"


a. 4 - Drywall 2.5"

b. 8 - Cement board 1.25"

c. 24 - Stainless steel 1.25"

5.Hinges 3" (2x) 2" (2x)

6.Gate lock

7.Chalk-Paint and Roller

8.Drill gun or Screwdriver

Step 1:

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Set height for support beam based on legs. Then attach support beam to the wall.

Step 2:

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Paint boards with the chalk paint. (mask off with painter tape to create fun design)

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Attach backboard to wall just above the support beam.

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Add legs to other board using hinges. (that way they will fall when the table is set)

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Attach board with legs to the support beam using the remaining hinges.

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Add gate lock.

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(optional) frame out the sides with any leftover pieces. HAVE FUN!!!! video link


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-03-26

Nice looking desk. You should enter this into the wood working contest that is currently running.

Thank you very much, I'll look into it. And thanks for checking my project!

nalipop (author)DADDIY2017-04-01

u should make more artsy-fartsy stuff. Kay?

DADDIY (author)nalipop2017-04-02

Lol, no problem. Check out my youtube channel, I made some toy spacehips out of bottles. Maybe not so artsy-fartsy but it's all I got :)

Next project will be more artsy, just for you!

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Bio: I'm a father to a 4yr old boy. We enjoy from time to time doing more Kid's themed DIY like, toys, furniture, decor ... More »
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