Step 1: Tools and Materials
3 Table Tops
(2 Magnetic Strips)
From Local Hardware Store
2 Hinges + Screws
Wood Screws (12 to 20 depending on the size of your desk top and length depends on desk size, but about 3")
Rule, Square, Pencil, Clamps, Safety Glasses
Step 2: Cutting
Mark out 2 or 3 inches from the edge of the desk and mark it accordingly (pencil and ruler!). The width can be adjusted some, but much more will prevent you from storing stuff on the top and much less will negatively effect how sturdy the desk is.
To allow the desk to open and close easily, as well as look good, cut a U shape and a length. The U shape should have every finished corner on it so the desk looks nice at the end.
- A note about IKEA desks:
Step 3: The Basic Desk
Whenever you build the basic desk, you need to put sand into the legs. The desk with tools in it is heavy and so opening and closing it is hard without the counterweight at the bottom. This is only for the little dinky legs I have to increase stability.