So we built a desk…
I was growing tired of balancing my macbook on my lap while mindlessly watching tv, never truly focusing my attention on the work I was supposed to be doing. To rectify the issue, I came up with the idea to add a little workspace in the corner of our current guest room- a place where I could focus my attention on what I needed to do without distractions. Also, I had just gone on a Pinterest binge looking at cute home office spaces (I ended up creating a whole board for it here).
Through my pins I came across a great tutorial for a Parson Tower Desk at ana-white.com.
The only difference between the desk we made and the tutorial I linked (aside from resizing the pieces to fit our space) is the top of the desk. In the tutorial from ana-white.com, it uses one large piece of plywood for the top, which is nice if you plan on painting the desk- which she did. However, because I was stuck on staining it with Minwax Classic Grey, I wanted the grain of the wood that I used for the top to have the good kind of character (not the kind of character reminiscent of a beer pong table). To achieve this without breaking the bank, we bought two 1×4 boards and turned them into four pieces (the length of each piece was 57 inches each, however that will differ depending on the size of desk you are making). We then connected those fours pieces by drilling pocket holes on the bottoms of the boards and Kreg screws.