wood and metal desk

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jaimecostiglio added on 8/10/2018

A work surface and organized storage, what more could you ask for?!  Build a wood desk frame and incorporate metal drawers for storage and functionality. Take a metal tower of drawers and build it into a wood desk frame, it's a beautiful combination that's suitable for kids and adults.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

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Dimensions

44"w x 24"d x 30"h

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Step 1

Step 1: Make the side frames. Attach the horizontal piece to the legs using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws. Make 3.

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Step 2

Step 2: Make the side panels. Attach the side panel wall to the frame using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws. Make 2.

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Step 3

Step 3: Attach the short cross supports to the interior side of one wall panel. I suggest placing the metal drawer unit temporarily in position to ensure proper spacing.

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Step 4

Step 4: Attach the other side wall panel to the cross supports using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

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Step 5

Step 5: Construct the desk base by attaching the long cross supports from the open frame to the side wall panel.

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Step 6

Step 6: Attach the desk top the frame using countersunk screws.

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Step 7

Step 7: Insert the metal drawer unit frame and attach using ½” lath screws at all four corners.

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Step 8

Step 8: Attach the open shelf ledge to the legs using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

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Step 9

Step 9: Attach the backing to the frame using 1 ¼” finish nails.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 3/4" Thick, Full Sheet, Plywood  
(1) 1/4" Thick, Quarter Sheet, Plywood  
(4) 2x2, 96", Board  
(1) 1x2, 96", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(6) legs, 2 x 2 @ 29 1/4"  
(6) side frames top / bottom, 2 x 2 @ 19 3/4"  
(2) side panels, 3/4" x 19 ¾” x 24 5/8”  
(4) short cross supports, 1 x 2 @ 11 1/8"  
(2) back long cross supports, 2 x 2 @ 26 3/8"  
(1) front long cross support, 1 x 2 @ 26 3/8"  
(1) top, 3/4" x 24" x 44"  
(1) shelf ledge, 3/4" x 26 3/8" x 22 3/4"  
(1) backing, 1/4" x 14" x 27 1/4"  

Extras:

wood and metal desk plans.pdf Download
https://jaimecostiglio.com/2018/08/build-a-wood-and-metal-desk.html Visit

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