office desk woodworking plans
This Desktop is 52″ long and fits on top of the Open File Base. Modify for your needs.
Materials and Tools
1 – 1×24 52″ in length
2 – 1×2 Boards, 8′ Length
3 – 1×3 Boards, 8′ Length (you actually will only need 2 and a 17″ scrap piece)
1 – 2×4 (You will only need 17″)
1 1/4″ Nails
2″ Wood Screws (about 5)
3″ Wood Screws (about 5)
2 – 1×2 @ 16 1/2″ (Side Trim, underside)
2 – 1×2 @ 50″ (Front/Back Trim, underside)
1 – 1×24 @ 52″ (Desktop)
4 – 1×3 @ 28 1/4″ (Outer Legs)
2 – 1×3 @ 25 3/4″ (Middle of the Legs)
1 – 1×3 @ 16 1/2″ (Top Apron)
1 – 2×4 @ 16 1/2″ (Top of Leg Unit)
This project fits on top of the Narrow Open Base for the Modular Office Collection. You can modify as you see fit.
Desktop Construction. Build your desktop as instructed above, using glue and 1 1/4″ nails. Make sure you check for square as you assemble the underside trim boards. You will need to finish the edges with edge banding if you are staining.
Leg Construction. Clamp the middle leg piece to the outer leg piece, keeping bottom and outside edges flush. Use glue and 1 1/4″ nails. Keep the outer edge as flush as possible. Do not clamp so tight that you loose all of your glue. Let dry. Then add the top apron piece in the same method. As you add the top apron, check for square. One thing to note if you plan on staining, avoid any glue seeping out, this will cause the stain to discolor.
Leg Construction. In the same manner as step 1, assemble the remaining leg piece. This time use the 2″ nails and glue, keeping all outer edges flush. Let dry.
Top Piece. Attach the top piece with screws into the legs. Make sure you are hitting both the leg pieces and the apron. Predrill and countersink your screws.
Attaching to Desktop. Attach to the desktop as shown above.