Build Project #2: Office Desk

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The desk in the office (1 of 2) is complete–the computer now has a space to sit!

This desk is made of an old door and sawhorse legs (building plan from Ana White). After reading comments on the instructions page, we decided to use two 2x4s as crossbeams instead of one 2×6, so that there would be some shelf space. The desk we made doesn’t exactly match the measurements on the plan. Maybe the wood cuts weren’t exact enough, maybe attaching the legs wasn’t precise enough. Whatever the problem, though, we still managed to end up with standing (and stable) legs for this desk. One problem we consistently had the entire time we were making this was how often the wood cracked. Our biggest problem with cracking wood occurred with the 2x6s, though it also happened with some of the 2x2s.  In the end, we came out with a great computer table with storage for not much $$!

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