Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Minimalist Oak Desk

Maggi's Minimalist Oak Desk from Design*Sponge.


  • two 6-ft. oak boards cut into two 5-ft. long sections and two 5-in. long sections
  • three 4-inch metal L brackets
  • stud finder
  • electric drill with drill bits and screwdriver bit
  • twelve 2 in. long wood screws
  • (optional) tung oil


  1. I bought oak boards from Lowe’s and had them cut them to size and cut smaller pieces for the sides.
  2. I drilled pilot holes for the screws in the top and bottom board (see picture below) and then screwed each side to the bottom.
  3. I mounted the top to the wall using the L brackets brackets screwed into three studs
  4. I then screwed the bottom and sides to the top and it was finished.
  5. Afterwards, I rubbed it down with tung oil to protect it, which darkened the wood slightly but retained the matte finish."
Could also see using this as clothing, toy, or cd storage.

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