When Jess’s business expanded beyond the capacity of her little desk, she commissioned me for a new one. Buying a new one is always an option, but this way she gets one to her specifications.
I began with the basic frame. The entire frame is built from 1x4s making it very easy to cut parts with just a miter saw.
I used a nice manufactured project board for the top cut to size. Since this will be painted, solid and smooth were more important to me than a beautiful wood grain. Simple drawers, simple rails. I love the nice, clean look of this desk.
Jess chose an ultra white semi gloss finish. I used several coats, sanding lightly in between to get it as smooth as possible.
She has been using it for quite a while now and it hasn’t fallen apart so I guess it works.