L-shaped Rotary Desk Configuration
This desktop system may be configured in some ways. It may be positioned towards the wall, or freestanding within the middle of the room, as it’s completed on all sides.
Nook setting: Desk organized as a nook desk, towards the wall
Peninsula configuration: All sides of all desk items are completed, so it may be arrange as an L-shaped desk within the middle of a room. The seat may be positioned on both facet of the desktop.
Centered within the Room: This desk is completed on all sides, so it may be positioned within the middle of the room – it would not have to be positioned towards a wall.
Straight desk and TV setup: While you want a desk and TV on the identical wall, positioned straight, this desk system can supply each and modify the dimensions for an ideal match. We’re utilizing this setup for an Airbnb rental, so the room has a desk and a television, but it surely feels cohesive.
Why did I construct this desk
I wanted a 12-foot lengthy wall system that would offer a desk and media middle, with some storage, for an Airbnb rental challenge. I’ve needed to make an L-shaped or nook turntable for a very long time and I assumed this was the right push to tackle this large desk challenge.
I really like this contemporary type, it is impressed by a Pottery Barn Desk bought for $1800 (for a smaller dimension), I acquired it constructed for round $200.
If I had made cupboards it might have been much more costly and much more work. This was a very nice resolution that appears and works wonderful.
How I constructed this desk
This desk definitely wasn’t a straightforward challenge – it is large. My husband helped me, we each managed to place the desk collectively in a single afternoon. Sanding and portray took one other day, working intermittently because the layers of paint dried. You would positively deal with this in a weekend.
Listed below are the fundamental steps –
Ripping on the desk noticed
You will have a desk noticed to do a great job on this challenge. You are saving $1600+ by constructing it your self, it is a nice wanting piece – spend money on a desk noticed.
The 2 sheets of plywood have to be ripped into 6 items, every 15-3/4″ extensive. Tear widths have to be equivalent.
The 2x4s needs to be ripped twice so the rounded edges are eliminated and the width of the 2×4 is 3″. I ran the boards first at 3-1/4″, then ran the second facet with the fence set at 3″.
Mounting with pocket holes
For knowledgeable wanting challenge, pocket holes are the best way to go. This is identical technique furnishings and cabinetry firms use. It is a miracle you can also make pocket holes at residence with a $100 device.
Pocket holes supply precision and hidden fasteners that maintain up over time.
First I constructed the 2 items of the desk. They’re 3/4″ plywood framed with the ripped 2x4s.
Then I connected the “legs” and inserted the plywood panels.
From there I positioned the cabinets between the legs and the underside 1×3 trim. I additionally connected the underside 1×3 trim with pocket holes to the underside of the shelf.
The ultimate step was to connect the 1×2 trim to the shelf faces. I used 1-1/4″ brad nails and wooden glue.
The desktop components I constructed the identical method. It’s totally sturdy with this technique – we have run assessments on it.
To complete off the within of the leg, we added 1-1/4″ brad nail studs.
After which lined it with plywood. I used 1/4″ plywood (we ran out of three/4″) however the plans name for 3/4″.
ending the desk
Ending is a giant deal. It takes me as lengthy to complete a challenge because it does to construct it.
There have been just a few nail holes to fill. We fill it with wooden putty and let it dry.
The complete challenge was sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.
I calmly rounded the outer edges with the sander, the sharp edges of the knife may be simply damaged.
I used a mini curler and brush to color the corners. It took three gentle coats. A lightweight, positive sanding was finished between coats for a brilliant easy end.
Fashionable L formed turntable ground plans
Listed below are free plans to construct this desk. You may simply modify the sizes to fit your house and desires.
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