So at the last minute I decided to join in on the last IG Builder’s Challenge. Since I did not need a table, but did need a desk…I decided to build the plan make it into a desk!
The original plan is the Shanty2Chic “Industrial Farmhouse Table Plan”
In this picture you can see the main frame of the table. As you can see, I didn’t put the 4×4’s in that join the two end legs on each side.
I filled three of the sides in with MDF…I would have preferred to use plywood but it’s so crazy expensive and I was planning on painting it white anyway.
Also, the top supports for the table top haven’t been put on yet.
Don’t make the mistake I did and get 1/2 inch MDF/Ply…use 3/4″ so you don’t have a little 1/4″ gap on the corner posts.
Below is all three sides attached. I just screwed the MDF to the 2×4’s on top.
I then put 1×6 trim all the way around the bottom. This supports the bottom of the MDF and gives an extra layer to the trim.
Next I went to Rona and found the chunkiest trim I could find…this is what I used. And like the 1×6’s…continued it all the way around the desk, even on the inside!
Then I painted it all white. Added filler where needed…and I put trim on the inside along the edge of the MDF to cover up where it meets the posts. Also, added the top supports.
Finished the top with a dark stain mix and poly and upstairs it went. I have plans to create a rolling filing cabinet the fits underneath for storage…hopefully soon!