Dec
17
2012
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Joss & Main Inspired Clymer Writing Desk! Seriously friends, this is one stylish little baby.. kinda adore it! Xx... Rayan

Showcase: Built From These Plans

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 
Lumber
  • 7 – 1x2 at 8’
  • One sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • Edge banding for the top, optional
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  •  8 – 1x2 at 30-3/4” – Legs
  • 4 – 1x2 at 12-15/16” – Upper Side Frame
  • 4 – 1x2 at 19” – Middle Side Frames
  • 4 – 1x2 at 24-1/8” – Lower Side Frames
  • 8 – 1x2 at 16-1/2” – Stretchers
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 15” x 19” – Upper Shelves
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 15” x 24-1/8” – Lower Shelves
  • 4 – 1x2 at 26” – Top Supports
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 30” x 64” – Top
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 using a miter saw or a jig saw.

Cut the pieces for the frames. Cut the angles in the upper frame pieces as shown. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the middle and lower frame pieces. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

Step 1
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Step 2

Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end and attach to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top of the stretchers should be flush with the top of the frame pieces.

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in all four edges, then attach to the stretchers and frame pieces using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top of the shelf should be flush with the top of the stretchers and frame pieces.

Step 3
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the top and the top supports. If using edge banding, apply it to the top piece before assembly. Drill pocket holes along one long edge of each of the supports and attach to the top as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Place the top on the leg assemblies and secure using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

Step 4
Step 4
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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