Children’s Desk

Kids projects are always fun as it allows you to play around with shapes and colours. In this week’s episode Peter and Annalien show you how to build a kids writing desk – with enough room to let your creativity go wild!

You will need

Tools Material list
PST 18 Jigsaw Ply wood 18mm (NB good quality)
PSR 18 Cordless drill plus 35mm drill bit Desk Sides 550 mm x 750mm – 2 pieces
PEX 220 sander Foot piece 400 mm x 100 mm – 1 piece
PFS 2000 Spray gun Seat back 245 mm x 350mm – 1 piece
Pof 1400 router Supa wood 16mm
Palm router Desk top – 300 x 400 mm – 1 piece
  Seat 250mm x 300mm – 1 piece
  Front façade 115 mm x 750mm – 1 piece
  Inside support 520 mm x 245mm – 1 piece
  Clear varnish – 1 ltr
  Wood primer spray can – 1 tin
  Yellow paint spray can – 1 can
  Blue spray paint – 1 can
  Wood glue
  3,5 x 40mm screws
  4x 40mm screws

Follow these steps

  1. Mark off where chair, table will sit
  2. Draw shape into the bottom and sides
  3. Mark out and drill pilot holes where front, back and insert will fit
  4. Cut out shape on the sides
  5. Cut out half lap joint for legs
  6. Cut out chair shape
  7. Cut out table shape
  8. Router edges
  9. Assemble sides foot and back piece
  10. Varnish sides
  11. Paint seat, table and insert
  12. Assemble all parts

Take a closer look

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Download the instruction template:

Childrens writing desk PDF download