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With technology playing a big role in our day to day life, having a workstation that conceals plugs and wires is a must! Peter and Annalien show you how to build a desk that have compartments to house electric adapters and cords. Perfect for the home office!

You will need:

Tools Material list
PCM 7 Compound Mitre saw 20mm Pine PAR
PST 18 Jigsaw Table top and bottom 600 mm x 1580 – 2 pieces
PSR 18 Cordless Table top back divider 450mm x 90 mm – 2 pieces
PEX 220 sander Table top sides plus dividers 600mm x 90 mm – 5 pieces 
PFS 2000 Spray gun Legs 610mm x 50mm – 6 pieces
Pof 1400 router Legs slats 480 mm x  50mm – 9 pieces
Palm router Shelves 60mm x 560mm – 2 pieces
Tacker plus staples Back support slats 100 mm x 1580mm – 2 pieces
64-65mm hole saw Drawer front 90mm x 447mm – 2 pieces (plane down to fit)
  5mm ply wood
  Drawer bottoms 447 mm x 408 mm – 2 pieces
  drawer fronts and back 70mm x 447 mm – 4 pieces
  Drawer sides 70mm x 398mm – 4 pieces
  Piano hinge 600 mm
  4 x 40mm screws
  4 x 70mm screws
  wood glue
  White wash varnish – 1 ltr
  2 decorative ceramic door knobs
  white wood filler
  2 white desk grommets for cables 64mm

Follow these steps:

 Mark off on the top where sides and dividers will fit

  • Drill pilot holes
  • Cut out flap for cable access
  • Drill out holes for cable grommets
  • Cut access grooves in dividers
  • Assemble top, sides and dividers
  • Fill holes with filler

While filler is drying make legs

  • Assemble top and bottom slats to sides with cross slats (repeat for three legs)
  • Attach shelves to legs
  • Attach legs to top

Make drawers

  • Attach sides, front and back to base.
  • Drill holes in façade for knob
  • Attach façade to drawer (repeat for other drawer)
  • Sand everything and white wash.
  • Attach piano hinge and door knobs

Take a closer look

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Download the instruction template:

>> Desk download PDF