today’s first diy project (of 4!) belongs to brooklynite maggi pattillo. she created this simple but stunning desk with a few boards from lowes and a whole lot of crafty-ness. her instructions are easy-to-follow and make for a fantastic weekend project if you’re looking to create a custom desk area. click here for maggi’s instructions or just click “read more” below. [thanks, maggi!]
Maggi’s Minimalist Oak Desk
* two 6-ft. oak boards cut into two 5-ft. long sections and two 5-in. long sections
* three 4-inch metal L brackets
* stud finder
* electric drill with drill bits and screwdriver bit
* twelve 2 in. long wood screws
* (optional) tung oil
1. I bought oak boards from Lowe’s and had them cut them to size and cut smaller pieces for the sides.
2. I drilled pilot holes for the screws in the top and bottom board (see picture below) and then screwed each side to the bottom.
3. I mounted the top to the wall using the L brackets brackets screwed into three studs (see picture below).
4. I then screwed the bottom and sides to the top and it was finished.
5. Afterwards, I rubbed it down with tung oil to protect it, which darkened the wood slightly but retained the matte finish.