A guest room makeover has become our latest project, and what better way to start it off than with this beautiful writing desk inspired by Pottery Barn. Jamie has been on the lookout for the perfect desk to build for our guestroom. She came across this Sicily console table from Pottery Barn and thought it would be great made into a desk. So there you have it, an $800 Pottery Barn console table turned into one awesome $75 desk! Beat that!
Like the upholstered X bench in the picture? Get the free plans here!
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Time to Complete
- 1x 2 x 10 x 12′ (Kiln-Dried Lumber)
- 1x 1 x 10 x 8′ (Common Board; Pine)
- 1x 1 x 10 x 6′ (Common Board; Pine)
- 1x 1 x 8 x 6′ (Common Board; Pine)
- 1x 1 x 4 x 8′ (Common Board; Pine)
- 1-1/4″ Pocket Screws (Coarse)
- 2-1/2″ Pocket Screws (Coarse)
- 1-1/2″ Wood Screws
Note: When printing set page scale to “None”
Screw together and trace pattern.
Cut it out with a jigsaw.
Add wood glue and insert plug
I use scrap to hammer the plugs in on an angle
Sand it good all over
Use shelf to space the legs appropriately. (Ignore the extra accidental pocket holes)
Jamie started out with a coat of Wheat wood stain from Rustoleum. After letting that sit overnight she followed it with a coat of the new Mineral Green wood stain from Rustoleum. Then she finished it off with three coats of polyurethane in a matte finish.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!