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DIY Closet Desk by Nick

by on Dec.05, 2011, under Crafts, Projects, Woodworking

Nick sent out to our mailing list info about the closet desk for his home that he built up at the space, here’s what he had to say and some pictures of the project:

… I was up there into the wee hours of the night Saturday working on the ‘closet desk’ project I recently started.

I went out and got some 1×2 stick wood and a nice sheet of 7-ply birch for a desk surface from Lowe’s. Also some nice stain and sealant for later.
Up at the space, my pal and I ripped the plywood in half with the table saw and did some other long cuts to shape out the two halves appropriately: the desk surface and a shelf to go above it. We spent most of our time there setting up guides for cuts, and failing pretty comically with a jigsaw, plus sanding down all to-be-exposed surfaces nice and smooth.
Back home, the 1x2s were nailed into a closet that had been stripped of most of its shelving to make room. The 1x2s formed the frame on which we then rested the desk surface. I plan to use a similar method for the overhead shelf.
It’s untreated, if smooth. In a week or so, given time, I’d like to tear it back down to sand/stain/seal it all into a nice, deep finish. In the meantime, I’m sorta beta testing the design to identify any changes I want made before all that finishing work.
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