Inspired by Pottery Barn’s Printer’s Keyhole Desk:
A couple months back my husband, who is currently a full-time engineering student, requested a “real desk” for his birthday. Shamefully, we have been using a dresser and folding chair as a make-shift office space for years.
If you know me at all, you know that I would NEVER pay $1000 for a desk, especially one that is built out of particle board and pine veneer. The first step to building one was to find some suitable legs. I talked to the people at Osborne Wood and guess what? They designed a table leg that is a perfect match to the inspiration! The Chatham Table Leg. Just look at them. Aren’t they beautiful? Very reasonably priced I might add. Around $20 each for knotty pine.
You can find detailed building plans on Ana’s site. I wanted mine a little darker and cooler, but I think it looks pretty darn close. It may be a little “old school”, but that’s what I wanted. A classic piece in a neutral color that would stand the test of time.
This desk. Yes, this desk is completey DIY.