Oct
17
2012
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a World Market Inspired Campaign Desk

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Estimated Cost

$50-$75

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’
  • 3 – 1x4 at 8’
  • 1 – 1x4 at 4’
  • 2 – 1x3 at 6’
  • Half sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 1 – 2’ x 2’ sheet of ¼” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • 2” screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • 1 – set of 20” drawer slides
  • 2 – drawer pulls with attached screws (for the pullouts)
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  •  4 – 2x2 at 17-3/4” – Legs
  • 2 – 2x2 at 36-9/16” – Legs
  • 1 – 1x4 at 56-1/2” – Leg Stretcher
  • 4 – 1x4 at 22” – Desk Frame
  • 1 – 1x4 at 58” – Desk Frame
  • 2 – 1x4 at 20” – Desk Frame
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 25-1/2” x 60” – Top
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 12” x 13-1/2” – Pullout Support
  • 2 – 1x3 (ripped to 2-1/8” wide) at 13-1/2” – Pullout Support
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 12” x 13-3/8” – Pullouts
  • 2 – 1x3 at 17” – Drawer Box
  • 2 – 1x3 at 18-1/2” – Drawer Box
  • 1 – ¼” plywood at 17” x 20” – Drawer Bottom
  • 1 – 1x4 at 17-3/4” – Drawer Front

 

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 angles as shown. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes as indicated in the shorter pieces. Assemble with glue and 2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the piece for the leg stretcher. Attach to the legs as shown using countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

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Step 2

Cut the pieces for the desk frame. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 22” pieces. Also drill pocket holes in one long edge of the 58” piece as well as the 20” pieces to attach the top. Using a jigsaw, cut the opening as shown in two of the 22” pieces (for the pullouts) before assembly. Assemble the frame using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Attach the frame to the legs as shown using glue and countersunk 2” screws.

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Step 3

Cut the piece for the top. The top will overhang by 1” on all sides. Attach to the frame using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the pullouts and the pullout supports. Drill pocket holes in each longer edge of the larger support, as well as one long edge of the narrower support. Attach the pieces as shown using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Attach the pullout support assembly to the underside of the table as shown using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Attach the knobs to the center of the 13-3/8” edge of the pullouts.

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Step 5

Cut the pieces for the drawer box. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws. Cut the piece for the drawer bottom. Attach to the drawer box using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here.

Step 5
Step 6

Cut the piece for the drawer front. There will be a 1/8”gap at the sides. Fasten in place with 1-1/4” brad nails through the front. Open the drawer, and insert countersunk 1-1/4” through the drawer box into the drawer front.

Step 6
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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