He Connected Three Ikea Bookshelves With Wood To Make This For His Wife! The Result? So Useful!

Love for arts and craft is something that comes naturally. There are a lot of people all over the world who love

doing small projects of arts and crafts. Some people get themselves into this activity by taking up different courses while some are naturally talented. No matter which category you fall in, once you have developed taste for arts and craft, there is no looking back. Previously, this specific area was restricted to limited things. People would find it difficult to think outside of the box. However, with time this trend is slowing changing and people are now becoming brave enough to take up challenges by thinking out of the box.

Talking about taking challenges, one cannot ignore the importance of DIY projects. The DIY projects are the challenge that one takes when he or she is determined to do something new and unique. Thinking about the DIY projects while having arts and craft in mind why not build a DIY craft desk? Sounds amazing, right? You might be thinking about the craft furniture ikea has to offer right? Why not simply get the craft furniture ikea has to offer? Buying furniture from there you will also get ikea home delivery. Well the reason you should go for the craft furniture ikea is because it won’t be as creative as you can make it. Yes, when you decide to build something for your house, you know better what exactly you need.

There are a lot of things required to make this desk. You can find of them at ikea DIY section.

  • 1”x4” 3-12 foot long trim of your personal choice of the wood
  • Thick sheets of size 2-4’x8′ X 3/4inch of MDF with the melamine top
  • Bolts and nuts, almost 12, to secure the 1″x4″ sized boards to the cubicles
  • Pieces of the Trim for top edge, approximately 2-12 foot long
  • Screws of 3 inches for pieces of the frame
  • Killz primers in the color white
  • White paint
  • A tube of the liquid nails
  • A tube of hole filler or Kwik Seal
  • Few fishing nails that have on head.

Tools required to complete this ikea DIY craft table:

  • Tape measure
  • Philips head for the drill
  • Drill & Drill bits
  • Square
  • Caulk gun
  • Hammer
  • Table saw

If you are buying any of the above mentioned things from ikea, do ask for their ikea home delivery service to save yourself hassle of transport.

The main desk made was 36-3/4 TALL X 75″LONG X 38″WIDE.

Step one:

Step one:

Start your ikea DIY craft table project by placing the cubicles wherever you want to be. Make sure you are placing them while keeping size of the desk in mind.

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Step two and main desk:

Step two and main desk:

Start with drilling two holes almost 3” apart from each other on the both side of 9 cubicles. It is important to make sure that the holes you are drilling are bigger in size than bolts that you aim to use in order to connect boards of 1×4 to it. Take measurement and cut the boards that you are going to use as the flush right against cubicles at end. The board that is towards front of main desk make sure you cut it 1’ shorter in order to make sure that the desk frame will be perfectly flush from the other side when you start framing that side.

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Step three:

Step three:

Cut another 1×4 board for the center in order to get more stabilizing and in order to prevent the sagging of MDF.

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Step four and side desk:

Step four and side desk:

Similar to main desk, it is now time to drill two holes on both sides of the six cubicles of side desk. Take both boards and attach it to the opposite end using the wood screw of 3’ size. Take 1×4 boards and place them right in the center and another one at the 1’ from end.

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Step five:

Step five:

Once you have framed up everything, it is time to take measurements. Take your MDF sheets and cut them so in the size that they fit exactly on top of the frame you just built. It is important to check that top is flushed wit a frame.

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Step Six:

Step Six:

This step will be done in 2 pieces. Test top in order to make sure that it is cut perfectly and then remove the top. Take the liquid nails that you bought along with the caulk gun and start applying them to the frame that has raw wood which is on the portion of main desk. Do same thing for side desk and add few liquids nails at end pieces so that it is nicely butt up against main desk in order to hold both of the pieces together.

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Step seven:

Step seven:

In case you have used pine wood for your frame then there are chances that you will find some imperfections. For this purpose use the sanding paper and run it all over the wood in order to make sure it is smooth and there is no splinter. Once you are done with the sanding, it is time to add trim with the finishing nails right at edge of desk that is going to be flush with top.

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Step eight:

Step eight:

Take some seal caulk and use it to fill little holes left by the use if finishing nails. Take white primer and apply it to entire desk. Wait for at least 30 minutes and then apply another coat of the primer before applying the paint.

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Step nine:

Step nine:

You can find collapsible drawers that are made of fabric and use it on your desk. It is best if you find them in the same color

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Time for the big reveal:

Time for big reveal:

After going through all the above-mentioned steps, now you finally have a craft table that you made. It will be worth the time you spent making it.

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