Simple plywood construction makes this desk solid. Plastic laminate gives it style.
It seems that some of the best projects are the simplest to build. And that’s the case with this small desk. It’s about as clean and straightforward as possible. Part of what makes it so easy to build is the materials I used. Most of the desk is made from Baltic birch plywood. Unlike typical plywood, Baltic birch is made of many, thin layers that create a solid, void-free edge. Then for a dramatic touch, I covered most of the exposed plywood panels with plastic laminate. Besides adding color, the laminate is easy to clean and will stand up to years of use without a scratch.
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What You Get:
- 11 pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 50 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Tips and techniques from our shop
- Cutting diagram, materials list
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.