How one can Construct an Epic Work Desk for Underneath $75 | Customized All Wooden Desktop

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Step-by-step information on how one can construct this tradition all wooden desk for computer systems, finding out, work bench, no matter you want. And the way …

welcome to the dojo
that is proper chad right here with inexperienced mild
life right now we’re constructing an all customized
all wooden
pc desk now we’re gonna try to
hold this constructed beneath like 75 bucks simply
sort of use the fundamentals and we’re gonna
have hopefully what’s a gorgeous
very purposeful very sturdy strong desk
for our priceless computer systems and work
house so right now uh you are gonna want a
couple instruments first up you are gonna want
a noticed of some variety i’ve obtained a round
noticed right here a miter noticed a desk noticed will likely be
nice you possibly can even go along with a hand noticed if
you need you are gonna want a drill for
positive i’ve additionally obtained an orbital sander
right here you do not want this you possibly can roll
with just a few sandpaper and then you definitely’re
additionally going to desire a pocket gap jig now
i do have hyperlinks to those issues down in
the video description under oh
do not forget your eye safety
and your fedora let’s do that the first step
you bought to go purchase your lumber now i simply
went to house depot
seize your self three boards of two by
tens so two is sort of the the thickness
right here ten is the width throughout right here that is
ten inches whenever you’re on the lumber
retailer ensure to seize the flattest
straightest boards you possibly can it’ll
assist out a bunch so seize them maintain this
means just be sure you’ve obtained a fairly
straight floor to work with maintain them
this fashion ensure they are not like
veering someway an excessive amount of
like i stated that is going to save lots of you a
ton of time
down the highway step two minimize these items
right down to size so minimize off one finish of
your board so you’ve got a pleasant straight
edge to work with take your tape measure
i did not point out tape measure on the
instruments checklist so
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letting you understand now you want a tape
measure measure as much as 60 inches
lop that off along with your noticed
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step three and that is optionally available in the event you
have entry to greater instruments like a desk
noticed you possibly can run these edges alongside your
desk noticed to get a pleasant flat straight
edge so when the boards be a part of up they
be a part of up very evenly and easily and
then you may also run these in a planer
to uh primarily simply sort of flatten
out clean out the highest of the board now
if you do not have entry to these instruments
don’t be concerned it is not a giant deal
primarily the the distinction goes
to be that you will have that
kind of rounded manufacturing unit edge on the
edges so they won’t match up completely
flush there is perhaps slightly little bit of
unevenness there is perhaps slightly bit
of hole however you understand it is actually not a
huge deal particularly in the event you’re sort of
going for that farmhouse look generally
it is even a pleasant look so simply hold that
in thoughts when you have the instruments go that
further step in the event you do not it is not a giant
deal
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uh what are we on step 4
step 4 is you are simply gonna align
your your boards subsequent to one another how
you need them to put one factor to maintain
in thoughts right here is take a look at the top grain
and also you see the way it’s sort of going like
this after which this one’s sort of going
like a u after which this one’s sort of
like an n so alternate these as a result of
it’ll assist hold your boards flat
they sort of are likely to need to work within the
within the course that that finish grain is
going so whenever you alternate them it variety
of cancels out a few of that work
so step 5 is we will mark our
pocket gap so i’ve obtained this desk prime
flipped over ensuring to maintain your
boards in the identical orientation they had been
at earlier than after which we will mark
the place we would like our pocket holes so i’ve
obtained one two inches in from the perimeters on
every of those boards after which i am simply
evenly spacing out the opposite pocket
holes and i am alternating so one on this
board one on this board one on this
board one on this board that is going to
evenly pull these boards in collectively
as soon as we get these screws in let’s get
these items drilled now
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all proper so our subsequent step is to
truly throw some glue on this now i
did run this via a desk noticed on the
edges in order that they have flat edges which are
going to butt up collectively so i am going
to make use of this glue in the event you did not try this i
would nonetheless in all probability add glue however our
pocket holes are going to be actually
vital for these if they are not tremendous
flat edges i am utilizing titebond 3. this
stuff might be overkill for one thing
like this however you understand any of the tight
bond wooden glues are a great way to go one
factor you do need to do is be sure you
get sufficient glue on there so when you get
some squeezed out take one thing like a
you understand bank card or a paint scraper
or one thing and simply undergo and
actually unfold this out throughout such as you
need greater than that like
you virtually need the consistency of this
to appear to be you painted it prefer it’s
perhaps not absolutely
uh opaque however
you understand it covers
just about the whole thing
of those edges right here after which you understand do
your greatest to choose up the spill because it
goes over the perimeters and you do not have
to do that on either side like in the event you
know two edges are touching you simply
should do it on one of many edges that
will likely be touching the opposite
so i am simply gonna do it on this edge and
then this fringe of the center board
one other factor i ought to point out is i’ve
obtained these sitting up right here on pipe clamps
you do not want to try this
clearly we’re simply in my studio i had
these round so i’ll use them
however all they’re actually doing for me is
ensuring that
you understand they’re sort of preserving the
glue off the desk and issues like that
simply take care to not get an excessive amount of glue
on the underside right here the place it will find yourself
gluing itself to the desk as a result of
that is by no means enjoyable
okay so that is the underside of the desk
and it’s presently gluing up whereas that
glue is drying uh because it’s all clamped
collectively i am simply gonna throw these
these pocket gap screws in particularly
if in the event you like i stated did not rip off the
edges and make them flat when you sew
the glue on get them on there after which
simply get you understand somebody to carry them
collectively when you have clamps after which
throw these in there to actually solidify
that that bond between the glue
in the event you did rip the perimeters it is you understand
you possibly can await it to dry after which do
this afterwards you need not do it
proper now i am simply doing it proper now
for the sake of this video to point out you
one other optionally available step when you have a
router i simply threw a spherical over bit i am
gonna go round the entire edge simply to
give it a pleasant uh clean edge all alongside
the nook if you do not have one it is
actually not a giant deal particularly if
you are utilizing manufacturing unit wooden and also you did not
minimize off these edges since you’re
already going to have kind of that
manufacturing unit rounded edge so not a giant deal
both means however i’ll do proper
right here
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all proper so as soon as this factor is all
glued up and and stable with the pocket
holes and all the things um in the event you did not if
you do not have a router by the best way and
you did not spherical the perimeters with it you
can try this with a middle piece of
sandpaper and no less than take that sharp
edge off of it in order that it provides you a
little bit extra consolation however in any case
we obtained these edges all rounded up now
i’ll run a sander over this
complete factor so i’ve obtained 80 grit
sandpaper 120 grit after which 220 grit so
you in all probability need to go as much as about that
220 grit to make it good and and clean
pay particular consideration to the place the seams
are between the 2 boards that is the place
you possibly can sort of get slightly bit
unevenness and the sander does assist out
fairly a bit there
okay nicely we have got ourselves a extremely
good wanting desk prime again there let’s
go forward and get it stained up i am going
to make use of this pre-stain first so that is
from minwax be sure you use a
pre-stain in the event you’re utilizing this sort of
lumber so that is once more simply the
off-the-shelf building grade lumber
from house depot it is pine and it is a
very comfortable porous wooden which means in the event you
simply throw stain on it it will get
absorbed oh geez it will get absorbed a
lot in some locations and never a lot in
others and look actually actually blotchy so
ensure to place a pre-stain on earlier than
staining this factor so let’s go forward
and get this all pre-stained
up
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all proper in order that pre-stain was on there
for about quarter-hour i wiped off the
extra with a rag now i’ll be
utilizing some espresso
stain right here and i am in all probability going gonna
throw like no less than two perhaps even three
coats on as a result of as soon as you place this
pre-stain on
the stain the primary coat particularly
actually does not get that darkish so
i am gonna throw this primary coat on right here
after which we’re going to oh my that
seems to be very darkish after i stated it does not
look darkish however
we will uh
throw this primary coat on
after which we will wipe it off
after about quarter-hour once more
after which we will go away it
in a single day
come again throw one other coat
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on and right here it’s the accomplished desk i am
actually extraordinarily pleased with it it value
me nearly 70 {dollars} to construct 35
{dollars} for the tabletop and 35 {dollars}
for these legs that i discovered on
homedepot.com
add in a couple of dollars for stain and screws
and that is all you want so i hope this
impressed you to get out and construct your
personal and that is simply the beginning you possibly can
add all types of cool stuff to this like
wire administration led lighting actually
no matter you possibly can suppose up so thanks so
a lot for watching hit these like and
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get to them and if you need to
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e-mail and i might like to work collectively
extra information is within the description i will see
you guys subsequent time

29 thoughts on “How one can Construct an Epic Work Desk for Underneath $75 | Customized All Wooden Desktop”

  1. I learned a trick to keep sanding smooth: draw on the surface with a carpenter pencil, just lines covering the surface and sand the pencil lines off. Then you're not spending too much time in one spot going too deep.

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  2. Not sure why people are saying thanks. You skipped alot of steps for us. What did you do after the first coat of stain? how many waiting time? what about the finish?

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  3. I plan on building something similar but in an L shape desk. Would you suggest any extra support or will the screws and glue be enough to keep it from bowing. Not gonna put anything crazy heavy but i just want to make sure no extra support is needed

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