Simple DIY Desk With Hairpin Legs
Let’s make a desk. It takes 2 hours.
Plywood (Sanded on 1 Side)
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Hairpin Legs
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Wood Glue
Oil And Wax Finish
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Cut 2 pieces of plywood the same size. Cut the long edge with a circular saw.
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For the shorter cross cut, I cut by eye with a line. If you’re a beginner, use the straight edge.
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Spread wood glue evenly on the rough side of then plywood. Place the 2nd layer with spring clamps.
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If you want to move fast, add 1-1/4 finish screws to the bottom of the desk. Don’t overdrive!
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Sand edges w/ 80 grit sandpaper, 160 grit to round the corners, and 220 grit by hand on the edges.
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Flip the top over. Use rags to avoid scarring the sanded top.
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Hairpin legs come in 1-inch increments so you can make a desk any height.
Set the legs in 1.5 inches from the edge and screw through the holes in the steel plate to attach.
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Wipe down the legs and apply some paste wax.
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Apply oil and wax finish. Lay on a thick coat. Let it sit for 10 minutes and rub out the excess.
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