Wood Desk

Here is a simple wood desk that you can make for around $200.

Step 1: Sand & Stain Wood

I purchased a glued pine 6ft by 2ft board from a local hardware store for around $30. I sanded it down, stained it a driftwood color (about 3 coats), and then applied a Polycrylic finish. I did this because I wanted a completely smooth and even tabletop for setting a computer on it.

Step 2: Apply Plumber Hardware for Landing Gear

I decided to go with 3/4 inch steel piping for the legs. You can make these into whatever height you'd like. I also love the fact that when I move again someday, I can just take the legs off and move the desk very easily.

Parts:
12 x 3/4″ black flanges (feet)
12 3" Pipes ¾” Black Iron
4 90 Degree Elbow Pipes ¾” Black Iron
8 T Pipes ¾” Black Iron
6 10" Pipes ¾” Black Iron
2 18" Pipes ¾” Black Iron
32 ¾" Length Screws

This definitely was the most expensive part of the desk. This in total cost around $175.

P.S. - I also didn't realize how dirty my hands would get! Made it look even more impressive to my wife.

Step 3: Mission Accomplished

Insert computer, lamp, old camera, and grenade on top of desk and you are completed.

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    jumbehr

    3 years ago

    Replaced the temporary MDF top with a stained pine top.

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    ryanmorrisonjumbehr

    Reply 3 years ago

    That is AWESOME! Looks fantastic! Great work! I love the color!

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    jumbehr

    3 years ago

    Hi Ryan, priced parts today and noticed that the pipes don't thread all the way down on the connectors. Or at least not w my hands in the store. Was it hard to make everything level or match?

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    ryanmorrisonjumbehr

    Reply 3 years ago

    It was a bit difficult. I didn't have as much trouble with the leveling but I did have to go to a few hardware stores to make everything match and to find the correct connectors. Let me know if you need anything else!

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    jumbehr

    3 years ago

    Thanks Ryan. I love your desk and I'm looking forward to making my own very soon

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    jumbehr

    3 years ago

    Are the pipe measurements available at the store or did you have to them cut and threaded?

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    ryanmorrisonjumbehr

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hey jumbehr! I found all of them between a few different hardware stores already cut and threaded. I wish I was cool enough to say I did it myself but I wouldn't even know where to start! Happy hunting for pipes! You could also adjust the height of the desk by purchasing longer pipes for the longest measurement.

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    ryanmorrison

    3 years ago

    I took a wet paper towel to them and it really helped. I haven't noticed any issues since!

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    seamster

    3 years ago on Introduction

    This is a great looking table. I really like how you did the pipes underneath; that looks like a brilliant way to support the top. Very cool!

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    tomatoskins

    3 years ago

    First off, looks great! Have you noticed any dirty marks on your floor from your pipes?