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Secretary Desk

  • June 20, 2017

katmcl
katmcl
katmcl
katmcl

I'd seen and liked rectangular secretary desks, and decided I could probably figure out how to make one. First, I made a basic desk. I decided I wanted a breadboard style pull out. I used 1x2's and my kreg jig to make the slot for the board and attached a stopper at the back. Then I worked on the rectangular top. The tricky part was getting the angle right for the side pieces. The next step was to make the square cubbies for the inside. I realized I needed to stain and do coats of polyurethane before putting it together, because it would be too hard to stain when it was all together. For the finish, I used tea and steel wool dissolved in vinegar. It creates a varied look, which I love! On the 1x10's the middle was reddish with a dark gray on the ends, and the 2x4's for the legs turned out really dark. After everything was stained, I clamped things together, used my drill and Airstrike nailer to put everything together. The last piece I added was pulls on the breadboard.

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Secretary Desk

by katmcl
Jun 20, 2017

I'd seen and liked rectangular secretary desks, and decided I could probably figure out how to make one. First, I made a basic desk. I decided I wanted a breadboard style pull out. I used 1x2's and my kreg jig to make the slot for the board and attached a stopper at the back. Then I worked on the rectangular top. The tricky part was getting the angle right for the side pieces. The next step was to make the square cubbies for the inside. I realized I needed to stain and do coats of polyurethane before putting it together, because it would be too hard to stain when it was all together. For the finish, I used tea and steel wool dissolved in vinegar. It creates a varied look, which I love! On the 1x10's the middle was reddish with a dark gray on the ends, and the 2x4's for the legs turned out really dark. After everything was stained, I clamped things together, used my drill and Airstrike nailer to put everything together. The last piece I added was pulls on the breadboard.