How to Build an Office Desk

John Vivian explains how to build an office desk from hollow doors for under $100, and how to build an accompanying cabinet, includes step-by-step instructions and tools and materials list.



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A homemade office desk using hollow doors for the design.
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A pull-out keyboard shelf:1. Glue-backed veneer2. 1/4 inch plywood3. Contact cement4. Hollow door5. 2 by 4 spacers6. 2-1/2 inch drywall screws.7. 1 inch flathead screws8. Hollow door or breadboard.
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Attach to wall:1. Fasten horizontal support board to vertical wall studs.2. Connect door/desktop to backboard with flat brackets (inlet for best fit to wall).3. Fasten door to support with "L" brackets at ends and middle of door.
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Mounting door on wall and assembling console.
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Shortening a hollow door. To avoid splinters, put a board on top and tape on the bottom of the door.
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Building a cabinet to go with the walll-mounted desk.
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