Scrap Wood Desk
Since this quarantine is preventing me from freely roaming the hardware stores, I decided to take a bunch of scarp wood that I found and create a desk! Keep scrolling to see how I transformed these scrap chevron wood pieces into my new work station!
These are the chevron scrap wood pieces that I started with. They are each separate but I lined them up to start to form the desk.
I separated the leftover chevron pieces and put them next to the line of chevron pieces to make the top of the desk wider.
I took a miter saw to cut the ends to make them flush.
I secured all the chevron pieces together by taking 1x2s to create a brace on the underneath. I secured them with a nail gun and wood glue.
I framed out the desk top in 1x2s.
I took plastic wood filler and filled in all the cracks, gaps, and nail holes. This plastic wood filler is so easy to use, sand, and stain. It looks like a mess but the sander will sand off all of the excess.
This part took the longest but so worth it! I used an electric sander and slowly progressed my sand paper from heavy to fine grit sandpaper.
I mixed a gray stain and a dark walnut stain together to create this color.
I bought legs off of amazon and attached them to create my new desk!