DIY — OSB Desk

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DIY PLANTABLE FELT GARDEN BOXABM STAFF UPDATE!
DIY: OUR OFFICE DESK MARCH 26, 2014
AUTHOR: EMMA CHAPMAN BUDGET: $$$ D.I.Y. PROJECT DAD HELPED EPIC PROJECTS (ADVANCED) HOME DECOR HOME TOUR: ABM STUDIO OFFICE
ABM office desk (DIY)
ABM office desk (DIY)
How to build a large desk
How to build a large desk
This past January we were finally able to move our “offices” out of Elsie’s home and into a studio house. While at Elsie’s, our team was four full-time individuals (including Elsie and I). We all worked at Elsie’s dining room table. This setup worked well for us and allowed us to save up enough to move to a “real” office finally!

As we planned to move, our team was also beginning to grow. We added two more full-time employees, and we knew we needed space for everyone to work comfortably. We like keeping our whole team together in one room as we work, as much as possible. It really helps with communication and gives us a sense of what everyone is doing to see if anyone needs help with something. And I think we feel like more of a team when we’re together. So we ideally wanted a desk that could comfortably sit six people plus all our computers. I also really wanted to try and keep laptop cords organized/stored, as they were in use. They can be easy to trip on if you don’t plan for them. Elsie also had the idea that the desk could have cubby holes or have two layers, so people could store extra papers, notebooks, or pens without cluttering the top of the desk.

I thought this desk could easily be a very budget-friendly project if we made it ourselves, and we could more easily have all the features we needed. So, we made it. Here’s how:
Supplies
Supplies:

-two 3/4″ x 48″ x 78″ OSB subfloor panels
-six 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 48″ boards (or three 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 96″ boards)
-two 1 1/2″ x 5″ x 48″ boards (or one 1 1/2″ x 5″ x 96″)
-six 1/4ʺ x 3/4ʺ x 8ʺ interior stain-grade pine screen moulding
-box of fifty 2ʺ screws (you won’t use them all)
-thirty 1/4″ steel brads
-power saw
-power drill
-plyers
-hammer
-1 1/2″ spade bit
-wood glue
-polyurethane (high gloss), optional
-less than a quart of white paint (I used leftover primer we had around), optional
-paint brushes

This was my first time working with OSB board. I got the idea from Trey’s old loft (where he lived before we married and moved in together). His floors were made up of exposed OSB panels, and it was actually sort of pretty. Once I discovered how insanely cheap this material is I knew it would come in handy with a project someday. 🙂

Total cost: $98

This is only the cost of supplies we purchased specifically for this project. This does not include the cost of tools, as we already owned those and use them in many of our wood-based projects.

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