If it’s Friday, it’s Handbuilt Holiday. This is Week 3 of the 2017 series and Ana White and I are bringing you this modern house shaped desk perfect for kids and adults.
Build a modern house shaped desk perfect for kids and adults. It’s Week 3 of the Handbuilt Holiday series and we have free plans to share with you.
Create this dedicated workspace with storage using simple furniture construction and free plans designed by Ana.
Our goal is to share a new gift build plan every Friday until Christmas. We’ve been doing the Handbuilt Holiday series for 5 years now so if you’re looking to build a holiday gift for that special someone be sure to search through the previous years projects here.
This modern house shaped desk is full of clean lines, a large open workspace and a large upper storage shelf.
I added a piece of pegboard almost exactly as it comes from the store, only making one cut to the length then attaching it from the back and presto you have a whole wall full of storage possibilities.
Ana has the free plans here to build this modern house shaped desk.
A few notes to keep in mind:
- keep your pocket holes facing up or to the back – this allows you to hide them under the desk panel
- if you cannot find a nice project panel for the desk and shelf surface consider using a 1 x 12 joined with pocket holes (I opted for the 1 x 12 and added a center support 1 x 2 on the desk portion.)
- when constructing the angled top portion be sure to attach the flat shelf panel FIRST before attaching the angled top pieces
- use painters tape to mask off portions of the desk and shelf while painting the frame
I finished the frame using DecoArt Americana outdoor living paint in Lilypad. The desk and shelf panels are sealed with clear satin poly.
Now get building all those holiday gifts and you’ll be ready when the big day rolls around!