Also, this is my very first Instructable, so my apologies if I manage to mangle it horribly. ;)
My original post regarding this desk can be found over on my blog Epbot. If you like geeky girly stuff, please drop by to say hello!
Step 1: Material Girl
I polished half of our pennies with Tarn-X. It's super easy to use: just pour it over the coins and then rinse. Polishing some of the coins gives the end result a pretty mix of shiny and tarnished finishes.
Step 2: Prep & Landing
Start placing your pennies on the front edge, securing them with a small dot of super glue. We clamped a straight edge ruler to guide our first line, and bent our first line of coins to fit around the rounded edge of the desk. You don't have to do this, though: you could place the pennies just on the top, and snip them in a straight line.