I wanted to make a desk that was able to be disassembled and packed flat, made from few and easily obtainable supplies with simple tools.
The desk can be created from the following supplies:
1 4'x8'x3/4" A-1 plywood sheet
2 4' 3/8" steel rod
2 3/8" nuts
2 3/8" wingnuts
You will need the following tools:
Circular saw (or other saw for making large cuts in the plywood)
Coping saw (for cutting the notches)
I also recommend a squaring device such as a speed square.
Step 1: Create the tops and the sides
Two of these will be for the top and bottom of the desk and two will be for the sides. I recommend using the smoothest and most regular surface for the top of the desk.