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By 8/26/2009

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one: ignore the mess. i gave up earlier today.

two: here's how to make a big ass desk for cheap

i went to lowes and bought two pieces of stain ready pine. one is 2' by 6' and the other is 2' by 4'. i sanded them b/c brian made me, but you don't have to unless your husband is a carpenter nazi.

i stained them with one small can of walnut stain and put two coats of polyeurothane over that.

then i used small metal plate bracers (which look like a small sheet of metal pegboard) and screws to join the two pieces together to make the L-shape

=big ass desk

you'll just need two, or three if you go with an L, pieces of the same height to sit the desk top on.

if you build it, prowler will sit on it and about it.
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19 comments

  1. man, it's always a flurry of activity over there, jamie! love your desk, and believe me, that is NOT messy. price perfect (cheap). size rocks.

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  2. Good idea -- you can also use a hollow core interior door that hasn't had the knob hold drilled yet.

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  3. I just love your desk! I might just have make a desk of my own.

    P.S. I have the ikat bowl from anthro and I love it.

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  4. it is very good. prowler is very bad. as only good cats can be.

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  5. I love the desk and will be stealing the idea. Where did you find your desk chair? It looks comfy.

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  6. I love it! And if that's what you call a mess. You'd die over the current state of my desk.

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  7. Looks good! Where did you get the cabinets for underneath? And how much did the project end up costing?

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  8. I like your mess better than my mess.

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  9. Love it! My desk is way too small and disgusting and I need SPACE for no $$$ (because those glass topped chrome sawhorse desks I covet cost as much as a car.)

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  10. Great idea! Did you attach the pine to the shelves/drawer pieces at all? If not, are there issues with it moving around? And I'm also curious where you got the pieces underneath!

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  11. the top is just sitting on the shelves/drawers. it's stable without being affixed.

    the bottom pieces came from target. it's some crafting collection that you can buy different pieces of... drawers, nooks, files, etc.

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  12. Hi,

    I was curious of what you used to put the pieces of wood together. I'm not sure what the metal brace things are that you referred to. Thanks!

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  13. you are a creative writer , I applaud your blog posts .
    I am sure you are a commitment to work , continue to work ,, good luck

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