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Building a New Desk

A friend and client wanted a new desk for her new home. She wanted it like a writing desk and about 6' long. She had a picture for color that was her inspiration piece. That is about all the instruction I got on it. After searching everywhere for the perfect piece, I gave up when I found these legs and built my own.
This was her inspiration piece for color only she didn't want it as distressed as this.
These are some random legs I found while out one day at a thrift store. As soon as I saw them, I knew they would be the legs for the desk! This is after I took them home and painted them.
This is right after I stained the desktop.
Checking for spacing and overall look. Yes, I'm in the guest room, it's hot out there!
This is the final desk delivered! I forgot to take a picture of adding the rope trim to the edge of the desk top before delivery, so glad I got one here. It really finished the piece.
She says it's her favorite piece I've made for her so far and she already has another project in mind!

Ask the creator about this project

  • Wendy Johnson
    Wendy Johnson Niles, MI
    on Sep 1, 2014

    looks great, love those legs!

  • Michele Eures
    Michele Eures Conowingo, MD
    on Sep 1, 2014

    That turned out really nice! Love the rope trim. I have an area in my office where all the computer wires come together and just lay around on the floor. It's very distracting, so I'm looking for either old doors or tall shutters to lean against the wall, covering the wires without adding any more furniture to the room. I would even add a chalkboard area or cork board.

  • Kim Seifert
    Kim Seifert Buffalo, NY
    on Sep 1, 2014


  • Libbie B
    Libbie B Wyoming, MI
    on Sep 1, 2014

    Love the detail....

  • Sylvia B
    Sylvia B Portland, OR
    on Sep 1, 2014

    Are those legs on the right tilting? Great!

    • Michelle Hamill
      Michelle Hamill Missouri City, MO
      on Sep 7, 2014

      @Sylvia B probably the angle she took the picture, those legs are very solid and do not budge

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