Finished Standing Height Desk
Choose a thick piece of plywood. This one was from the "junk pile" at Foggs hardware. Ask to have it cut to whatever measurement you want. Mine is 3ft x 5ft . Cost $15.
Ask local hardware/building supply store to build two sawhorses (38 inches - 40 inch depending on your height) Or measure a standing table height that is comfortable for you. Cost was $30
Staining and painting. Get your supplies ready. Follow paint/stain can directions for application and clean up.
Use wood filler on sawhorse screw holes. Sand & wipe clean both sawhorses and the sheet of plywood.
Maple stain. 3 coats. Both sides. Of course let each side dry first. You could use a different color on each side.
Paint the sawhorses. I used an interior latex paint. No primer. Note the drop cloth. Sawhorses elevated off ground with pallet.
"May" the cat supervising the painting.
A little help. Painting time: 3 hours minus the 30 minutes of donated teen time.
Desk is ready for the @rmsnurse health office. Perfect height for me but if you're 6ft tall like this kid, you'll needs a taller desk. 🔨 Total cost $54.
- 2 Custom made sawhorses.
- 1 sheet of plywood 3ftx5ft
- Wood filler
- Maple Wood stain
- Drop cloth
- Tape Measure
- Kids willing to paint
- Friendly watchful cat