Since posting our School Desk
I have had a lot of questions about how we did it.
I have to say this will be a hard post to write because there are lots of steps. I am going to try and keep it as simple as posible
I am dividing the process into two parts.
I hope you can take this info and apply it to a project of your own.
So here we go.
-To start with we bought an entire kitchen of solid wood cabinets off of Craig's List for $100
-They were stained a very orangey color so I sanded and painted them
-We used part of them in the basement for our school desk for over a year
-I hate the basement
-Idea was formed in my head to change the formal living room into a school room
-Sweet talk Hubby and sell him on idea
-He thinks it is a good idea, YAY,let's get started
-Remove upper cabinets from basement and bring upstairs
(my dad came to help Hubby with this part)
-Mark wall for studs-Determine height of cabinets
-Level and screw in a board to rest cabinets on while attaching them to the wall
-Screw cabinets into studs on wall
-Remove board the cabinets were resting on
-Sand, prime and paint insides of the cabinets
-Fill in nail holes and cracks on the outside of the cabinets then prime and paint
-while primer was curing we worked on the desk top
-We made a rectangle out of 2x4's, slightly smaller than we wanted the top of the desk
-Reinforce for strength and to have a place to nail the top into later
-Attach the rectangle to the wall with screws that go into the studs
-Attach legs, purchased from Lowe's
-We used 3 - 7inch (cut to size) pieces of 1inch lumber to make the top
(we took a few days off because of life and I had to start moving our school books upstairs, so ignore that part please)
-once we had them cut and in place we nailed them in with finish nailer
-Fille in all the nail holes and gaps with wood filler
-Let dry over night
Now move onto Part 2 for the big finish