Jul
25
2012
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The perfect starter piece for this fabulous collection we will be covering! These Free and easy DIY Furniture Plans for the Land of Nod Inspired Little Sloan Leaning Desk are sure to give your little people something fun to work and play on.

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost

$25-$50

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
Lumber
  • 2 – 2x2 at 6’
  • 2 – 1x2 at 8’
  • Quarter sheet of plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for plywood
  • Angle brackets to secure to wall
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – 2x2 at 54-15/16” – Legs
  • 3 – 1x2 at 27” – Stretchers
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 10” x 27” – Shelf
  • 2 – 1x2 at 27” – Shelf & Desk TopBorder
  • 2 – 1x2 at 9-1/4” – Shelf Border
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18” x 27” – Desk Top
  • 2 – 1x2 at 6-1/2” – Desk Top Border
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the angle in the bottom of the legs as shown. The back of the legs, when set on the angle will rest approximately 7” from the wall when the bookcase is completed.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the stretcher pieces. The top stretcher piece will be perpendicular to the top of the legs. The remaining stretchers will follow the angle with the back of the stretchers 3/16” higher than the front. When set on the angle, the bottom of the stretcher will be flush with the legs. The top will stick out a little which is fine because they will not be visible under the shelf and desk top.

Attach the stretchers to the legs at the spacing indicated using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. 

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the shelf and border. Drill pocket holes in one end only of each of the side pieces and attach to the back border piece. Attach the entire assembly to the shelf using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the bottom of the shelf into the border.

The shelf will be located approximately 6-15/16” from the front of the shelf to the top front of the corresponding stretcher. Secure the shelf to the stretcher and legs using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

Step 3
Step 3
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the desk top and border. Drill pocket holes in one end only of each of the side pieces and attach to the back border piece. Attach the entire assembly to the desk top using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the bottom of the desk top into the border.

The desk top will be located approximately 13-1/8” from the front of the desk top to the top front of the corresponding stretcher. Secure the desk top to the stretcher and legs using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 5

Attach the desk securely to the wall as well as the floor with the angle brackets.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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