Mid-Century Writing Desk

Make this simple, but gorgeous mid-century writing desk to add a touch of west-elm inspired furniture to your house. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to get started on your beautiful piece of furniture!

1. First, for your mid-century writing desk, Use A1/ Top Choice stainable plywood.

2.Top layer, use stainable veneer edging or 1/4″ thick strips of wood, 45 Degree mitered at the ends and glued to the exposed plywood on the edges, and for the secondary layer, use 1″ wide piece of rip cut plywood and glue it as a Butt joint to make the table look thicker.

3. bevel the legs to give it a wider stance. i used a band saw for this. you can create a jig on the table saw too to accomplish this.

4. I angled the legs to 80 degrees.

5. i used a Kreg Jig to create the pocket holes for the drawer box

6. wood glue everything for added strength

7. I assembled the legs to each other using mortise and tenon joints, but you can accomplish the same with SPAX screws.

8. FINISHES- Stain: Wheat by Rostoleum (gives it the mid century look) Clear Coat: Minwax, Rub-on-Poly.


July 20, 2016