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How to Build a Custom Craft Desk

This is a Crafting Desk My husband I built for $112.00 in materials and hardware. It is a great sturdy desk with ample storage for all your crafting items. I bought the Closet maid cubicles, 2, 9 cubby ones and 1, 6 cubby one These can be found on sale alot of the time. We saved alot of money by going to a bargain center for the materials. We got the Sheets of MDF for $9.98 each. At Lowes or Home Depot they were $35 each. The Molding we put up at the top edge we got for $2.98 each. Then a tube of Liquid nails, a tube of Kwik Seal Caulk to fill in the finishing nail holes and some screws and nails. Depending on the size you want to build will be the difference in price. My desk is a quite big. The great thing about this is you can make it the size that would work for you.

THE DESKS SIZE THAT I MADE WAS:

MAIN DESK–75″LONG X 38″WIDE X 36-3/4 TALL
SIDE DESK–50″LONG X 26″WIDE X 36-3/4 TALL

MATERIALS NEEDED
2-4’x8′ X 3/4inch Thick sheets of MDF with Melamine top (Melamine is like a Formica)
3-12 Foot 1″x4″ Trim like Pine or your own personal choice of wood.
12-Bolts & nuts to secure 1″x4″ boards to cubicles
2-12 foot pieces of Trim of your choice for the top edge
3inch screws for the pieces of frame
1-Quart of Killz primer in white
1-Quart of white paint ( I used cabinet and trim paint its high gloss)
1-Tube of liquid nails
1-Tube of Kwik Seal Caulk or hole filler
Handful of small finishing nails with no head on them

TOOLS NEEDED
Drill & Drill bits to pre-drill holes in cubicles for bolts
Philips head for drill
Tape measure
Caulk Gun
A Square
Hammer
Table saw to cut sheets of MDF and trim and frame

STEP 1.
PLACE YOUR CUBLICES WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE THEM ACCORDING TO HOW BIG YOU WANT YOUR CRAFT DESK.

STEP 2. MAIN DESK
DRILL 2 HOLES ON EACH SIDE OF THE 9 CUBBY CUBICLES ABOUT 3 INCHES APART. MAKE SURE THAT YOU DRILL YOUR HOLES A LITTLE BIGGER THEN THE BOLTS YOU WILL BE USING TO CONNECT THE 1X4 BOARDS TO IT. THEN MEASURE AND CUT YOUR BOARDS SO THAT THEY WILL BE FLUSH AGAINST THE CUBICLES AT ALL END. ON THE 1X4 BOARD TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE MAIN DESK YOU WILL CUT IT 1″ SHORTER SO THAT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DESK FRAME WILL BE FLUSH WHEN YOU FRAME THAT SIDE. FOR THE CENTER YOU WILL CUT MORE 1X4 BOARDS FOR EXTRA STABILIZING AND TO PREVENT SAGGING OF THE MDF IN THE FUTURE.

STEP 3 SIDE DESK:
DRILL 2 HOLES ON EACH SIDE OF 6 CUBBY CUBICLE IN THE SAME FASHION AS THE FIRST SET. ATTACH BOTH BOARDS TO OPPOSITE END WITH 3-INCH WOOD SCREWS. THEN PLACE 1X4 BOARDS IN CENTER ONE IN THE MIDDLE AND ONE ABOUT 1 INCH FROM THE END.