DIY (Easy) Live Edge Desk

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Introduction: DIY (Easy) Live Edge Desk

About: Hi, I’m Sam! Full time psychologist and woodworker! I build things and publish plans. Check out my website and YouTube channel for more project ideas!

If you’re like lots of other people right now, you’re probably working and/or schooling from home. So, to help ease the burden of limited workspaces, here's the easiest DIY live edge desk. You can make this in less than a full weekend and with only TWO power tools!

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Supplies

Tools
Drill & Drill Bits
Sander & Sandpaper

Materials
Live Edge Slab
Hairpin Legs
Dark Walnut Danish Oil
5-Minute Epoxy (optional)
Epoxy Pigment (optional)

Step 1: Choose Your Slab

For this project, you'll need a slab that is large enough to be your workspace. The slab I chose can fit a laptop, a cup of coffee, and my notebook!

Step 2: Fill Cracks & Voids

Fill any voids in the slab with epoxy. I chose a 5-minute epoxy project for this because the voids I had in my slab were shallow. Deep slabs will require a deep pour epoxy.

Step 3: Sand Your Slab

After letting the epoxy cure, sand it flush along with the entire slab. I started with 80 grit and gradually worked to 220 grit.

Step 4: Add Finish

Once your slab is fully prepped, finish it using a wood finishing product. I chose a medium walnut danish oil for mine.

Step 5: Add the Legs

Last step is to add the hairpin legs! Mine came with all of the hardware required to install. So, I predrilled my holes and added the legs with screws.

Step 6: Get to Work

That's it! Now you have a new space to work from home on! A simple, and fun weekend project with minimal tools!

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    9 Comments

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    3366carlos
    3366carlos

    1 year ago

    Nice. But, where did you get the slab and legs?

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    diyhuntress
    diyhuntress

    Reply 1 year ago

    Got the Hairpin Legs from DIY Hairpin Legs & the slab from The Lumber Shack. Just updated the links in my materials list to help you find what you need!

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    3366carlos
    3366carlos

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you.

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    3366carlos
    3366carlos

    Reply 1 year ago

    Awesome, thank you.

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    Kink Jarfold
    Kink Jarfold

    1 year ago on Step 6

    Sam, this is Elegant! I see from the sign behind you NY is your home. I grew up in South Ozone Park, Queens, and Wifey in Long Beach. We lived in Merrick for many years. We now reside in NC. I'll be checking you out on Youtube.

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    diyhuntress
    diyhuntress

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much! Hi, neighbor!

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    diyhuntress
    diyhuntress

    1 year ago

    No way! This looks so awesome!

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    diyhuntress
    diyhuntress

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much!