Introduction: Standing Desk/Shelving
This is a beautiful, sturdy, easy to make, custom standing desk that can be used as a table or shelving among other things.
You will need:
2 Pieces of Wood: 4' x 11 1/2"
4 Galvanized Steel Pipes: 40" length 1/2" in diameter
8 Flange Fittings: 1/2"
3 Metal Plates
1" Screws (about 40)
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Step 1: Purchase Materials
Materials are not exactly cheap but they are easily accessible at any hardware store. We went to Home Depot and bought all our supplies.
8 Flange Fittings
4 Galvanized Steel Pipes
2 Pieces of Pine Wood
Step 2: Sand
Sand the wood until it is smooth as a babies bottom
Step 3: Paint on Wood Finish
Using Paint Brushes, paint the Wood Finish onto the wood (all sides)
Step 4: Stand to Dry
Let the Wood Finish sit for at least an hour. It will likely still feel wet after an hour but it will be dry enough to proceed to next step.
Step 5: Screw in Flange Fittings
Measure about 3.5" from end and 5.5" from the side of the Wooden Board.
Screw in Flange with 1 inch screws.
Repeat until there are four flanges screwed into the wood
Note: This is the bottom of the Desk, so choose the least pretty side
Step 6: Screw in Metal Plates
Line up the two boards exact
Screw in the Plates, starting on one end.
Screw in the far end.
Then, Screw in the middle.
Make sure to keep the boards aligned.
Step 7: Screw in the Galvanized Steel Legs
Screw in the Galvanized Steel Legs
Repeat until all four are screwed in
Step 8: Screw in the Flange Footings
Screw in the Flange Footings
Note: These can be adjusted to make sure your desk is level. Pretty cool, huh!
Step 9: Flip
Step 10: Your Desk/Shelf Is Complete
Let Desk Dry
You are done!
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