Sherri says her work space is no good...
Cramped and not enough room
So off we go to Home Depot!
By way of In-N-Out
First, install a Ledger.
In this case a 2 x 4
Make sure everything is level.
A good saw works wonders!
Install the ledger all the way around.
This is a Floating Desk - uses no legs
Be sure to drill into studs.
We used lag bolts for that.
Use Simson Strong Ties on the corners.
Then kinda build out a frame
Kinda like a skeleton for support
Make sure it is strong!
Gotta trust your work.
If it can hold me, it can hold a monitor...
This is 3/4 inch oak plywood.
Conditioned and not.
This will make the desk top.
Little holes for the wires to go through underneath...
Hole Saw on a Super Drill
Get good tools and let them do the hard work for ya!
We stained with MinWax Espresso
This is a test piece.
Then we stained the large pieces.
While the stain dries, built out the frame
Dry fit it all
And yes - it fits!
Walls are almost never square - everywhere.
We used Simpson ties AND went in with 3 inch screws
To join the wood framing
These L brackets will support the desk top
Looks very good
Might as well paint
While we wait for the MinWax to dry.
Now the little office will have a fresh new start!
Reinforce every gap and check every angle
Put the stained table top back on.
Check for level.
Clamps for the Glue
Lining up the seams is tricky.
But we were lucky.
Now attach the L brackets from underneath
Also used Gorillia Glue
The sides will receive molding
And this project turned out great!
All done - still no legs
And we all still get along!
Add a computer keyboard tray
The new desk and new paint -
Ready for a new year at school!
Two days well spent.
one week later!
A week later, Sherri is getting all moved in
And the desk has not collapsed! (yay!)
The Back desk piece is 25 inches wide and about 10 feet long.
So that leaves a lot of space for storage....
And it gets kinda dark down there.
Rather than always having to stop to find a flashlight,
We got these simple lights from Amazon.
The run on batteries, and adhere with foam tape.
One in each corner.