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Barn Wood Desk

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I’ve been working on the camper a lot! With Jameson’s help, of course, he’s quite the painter :) It’s coming along great, but I don’t really have anything to post just yet.

In the meantime, I built this desk for a Go Media computer coding genius (Steve) last month, so thought I’d send along! Kudos to the GO Media team for creating the mural above Steve’s desk, so proud of them!

This desk was done very much like the barn wood bed that I did a while back for a friend. I personally would not want this desk since it’s hard to write on, but Steve is a computer coding guy, so he doesn’t write too much to where the bumpy surface would bother him much. Me? I can’t live without my post-its!

As you can see from the pictures, I literally measured and built a grid/frame out of cheap pine 1×2’s using my handy dandy ‘square’. I had leftover siding/plywood from our shed, so screwed that to both sides of the frame in order to have something to nail the barn wood to. I stripped a bunch of  barn wood siding (with the table saw) from Jameson’s uncles barn in Burlington, in order to get the rough and rotted edges off. Then I wrapped that barn wood siding around the top and sides of the box using 45 degree angles (with the miter saw). Like I said…exactly how I did the barn wood bed!!! After the build was done, Jameson sanded down and stained dark. I personally didn’t like the stain quite as much as the raw boards, but it looked great when it all came together in Steve’s office!

the wood...

the wood…

wood siding, before I stripped it.

wood siding, before I stripped it.

barn wood pile

barn wood siding pile

Jameson took all the nails out for me

Jameson took all the rusty nails out for me

1x2 frames

1×2 frame

cutting the siding/plywood to fit

cutting the siding/plywood to fit each side of the frame

old siding/plywood added

old siding/plywood added

almost done wrapping the barn wood

almost done wrapping the barn wood

almost done!

…almost

sanded down

sanded down

dirty Jameson, lol

dirty Jameson, lol

sanded down

sanded down

sanded down

sanded down

another desk to come for Jameson using these vintage file cabinets, they were too tall for Steve! But we loved them.

another desk will come for Jameson using these vintage file cabinets. They were too tall for Steve, but we loved them.

stained dark

stained dark

finished!

finished!


5 thoughts on “Barn Wood Desk

  1. Ryan Oyen

    01 Aug on 2014 at 10:29 am

    you come by the craftiness naturally. we all have it!

    • littlepinktoolboxgirl

      06 Aug on 2014 at 2:07 am

      if you recall, you told me how to do this when I did the bed! Said without wrapping, it would be way too heavy! It’s just so easy…

  2. Kenneth Lukasiewicz

    01 Aug on 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Nice job!

  3. Carolyn Lumsden

    01 Aug on 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I am so impressed!

  4. Alina Farago

    06 Aug on 2014 at 2:06 pm

    So much work, but a beautiful desk. I would love to have that in my dinning room or kitchen as a table.
    Looks like the $4000.00 versions I have seen in Portland, Me. stores for sale as tables and coffee tables.
    Alina

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