The really wild desk. Dream of Africa while check your finances.
You will need about three quarters of a sheet of 15 mm MDF ( 122x244 cm)
Three pine slats ( 2x3 cm?): 30, 90, 110 cm
35 mm nails
Electric jig saw
(Electric sanding machine)
Drill ( pre-drill screw holes)
Transparent woodstain (pickle) in ebony, mahogany and clear varnish. I used acrylic based colors
brushes and/or paint rolls
Step 1: Cutting the edge and the rest
All body parts are made of 15 mm MDF board. My tabletop is made out of 15 mm plywood. I think there is no harm in using MDF for the tabletop as well. All squares on the drawing are 10x10 cm.
Draw the design on the wood and cut out with an electric jig saw.
Sand all edges.
The three "egg"parts on the desktop drawing are needed for an extra pc mouse support, and can be disregarded if you don't need that.( you don't know what you're missing).
Step 2: Head down
Attach the two neck pieces on the side of the head with wood glue and nails. Fit the little shelf in. N.B. the 17 cm side goes in front, the 14 cm side in the back. The shelf is also glued and nailed. Check if the back part of the neck can stand upright ( to a wall). The body part should make a 90 degrees angle to the floor. With my desk there is a little gap at the end of the shelf because I made the gap between the front legs in the body a few centimeters to high. Nobody minds....