DIY Makeup Vanity Desk

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smashingdiy added on 2/3/2020

Need a special place to get beautified? Build this DIY Makeup Vanity Desk to help get you ready for the day. This vanity desk is the perfect addition to your bedroom.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Assemble Desk Legs

Attach the (24") 2x2s to the (15") 2x2s using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws to attach along with Wood Glue. There should be a 3" spacing from the bottom of the floor to the bottom horizontal 2x2. Repeat this step for the other side of the desk. Note: The pocket holes on the 2x2s should face down on the bottom 2x2 and up on the top 2x2.

2

Attach Desk Legs

Attach the (38 1/2") 2x2 to the two assembled desk sides using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws to attach along with Wood Glue. There should be a 3" spacing from the bottom of the floor to the bottom horizontal 2x2. Note: The pocket holes on the 2x2s should face down on the bottom 2x2 and up on the top 2x2.

3

Attach Front Stretcher

Attach the (38 1/2") 2x2s to the assembled desk base using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws to attach along with Wood Glue. Note: The pocket holes on the 2x2s should be facing up.

4

Assemble Desk Top

Attach the (41 1/2") 1x6 to the (18"x 41 1/2") plywood board using a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws to attach along with Wood Glue. The 1x6 should be flush with the back of the plywood board.

5

Add Desktop Dividers

Attach the (17 1/4")1x6 dividers to the plywood sheet using a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws to attach along with Wood Glue. The two outer spacings should measure 13" and the middle spacing should measure 12 1/2".

6

Add in Drawer Slides

Add in 12 in. Drawer slides to the three openings. Drawer slides should be inset 3/4".

7

Build Outer Drawer Frame

Attach the (15 3/4") 1x3 to the (10 1/2") 1x3 using a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws to attach along with Wood Glue.

8

Attach Outer Drawer Backing

Attach the (11 1/2 x 15 3/4") backing to the bottom of the drawer with a staple gun and 1" staples.

9

Build Inner Drawer Frame

Attach the (15 3/4") 1x3 to the (10") 1x3 using a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws to attach along with Wood Glue.

10

Attach Inner Drawer Backing

Attach the (11 1/2 x 15 3/4") backing to the bottom of the drawer with a staple gun and 1" staples.

11

Attach Slides to Drawers

Attach the other part of the drawer slide to the bottom of the drawers using the provided screws.

12

Attach Table Top

Attach the (18" x 41 1/2") table top tp the desk using a countersink bit and 2" wood screws and fill the holes with wood filler.

13

Attach Drawer Fronts

Attach the drawer fronts to the drawers using wood screws and then attach the desk door knobs to the center of the desk door fronts.

14

Attach Desk top

Attach the desk top to the desk base by driving 2" screws up through the desk base into the bottom of the desk top.

15

Visit Handmade-Haven.com

For finish details and extra helpful tips visit https://handmade-haven.com/blogs/news/diy-vanity-desk.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(3) 2x2, 96", Board  
(1) 3/4" Thick, Full Sheet, Plywood  
(2) 1x6, 96", Board  
(4) 1x3, 96", Board  
(1) 1/4" Thick, Half Sheet, Plywood  

Hardware/Supplies:

(1) Pack of 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws  
(3) Drawer Knobs  
(1) Pack of 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws  

Parts/Cut List:

(4) Desk Legs, 24"  
(4) Desk Stretchers, 15"  
(3) Long Desk Stretchers, 38 1/2"  
(2) Table Top and Bottom, 18 x 41 1/2"  
(1) Table Top Back Support, 41 1/2"  
(4) Desk Top Dividers, 17 1/4"  
(6) Drawer Sides, 15 3/4"  
(4) Outer Drawer Fronts, 10 1/2"  
(2) Inner Drawer Fronts, 10"  
(2) Outer Drawer Backing, 12" x 15 3/4"  
(1) Inner Drawer Backing, 11 1/2" x 15 3/4"  
(2) Outer Drawer Fronts, 5 3/8" x 12 7/8"  
(1) Inner Drawer Front, 5 3/8" x 12 3/8"  

Extras:

https://handmade-haven.com/blogs/news/diy-vanity-desk Visit

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