DIY Sawhorse Desk
I am so excited to show you the DIY Sawhorse desk that I built for the boys’ room!!! Just in time for school to start!
I can finally say that I. AM. DONE. with their room!
Jonathan helped me create a video to show you how we made this desk for their room.
Here are the supplies that I used from Lowe’s:
-one sheet of MDF board cut to the size need for the top of the desk
-three to four 2×4’s for the legs depending on the size of your desk
-three 1×2’s to hang the pegboard on
-MinWax stain in Provencial
-two packages of sawhorse brackets
-chalkboard paint, paint for pegboard, foam roller, and paint tray
If you measure the sizes you need for the 2×4’s, 1×2’s, and pegboard, you can have the helpful employees at Lowe’s pre-cut ALL the boards for you so you do not have to do any cutting of your own at home! Yay!
(I chose to cut my boards at home.)
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I love it! It is the perfect addition to their already awesome room!!!
That looks fantastic!! Great job!!!
Awesome idea! I love it! I always love your boy projects as I’m expecting my third right now:)
Oh, and did you make the kentucky state wall art? I’m from KY as well and love that!
Love it! You are a stylist for sure! Now give us a few more details….like the folder holders on the pegboard (what are they?) and what is laying on the desk to make a writing surface? Love the lamps, too…where did you find those?
All I can say is … BRILLIANT! Love the video, although I got a little verklempt seeing your beautiful family working together and your boys getting so big! Oh and I also bit my nails, hoping they didn’t get any paint on those nice clothes. ;)
Looks great!! What did you cover the desk with? It looks like metal??
This looks so great! I have a couple of ikea desks in my shopping cart (waiting for this fall when our store finally opens!) But I’m wondering if these would be just as inexpensive to make? I do have one question–have you found the mdf to sag much in the middle with the wide spans? I was wondering if it might need some bracing underneath or if it is fine.
I enjoyed the video as much for its creative style as for the content! Way to go Jonathan!!! Question #1, why not paint the peg board before hanging it? Question #2, what was the music? I too loved seeing the whole family pitching in. Excellent video, excellent post!!!!
Very nicely done. Good to see the whole family at work! Question:Does your family always work in their nice clothes?
That’s a question I have, also. ;)
Do you have directions on your site for how you made the KY sign on this wall?
Wow! Great desk and perfect for the room! Love it all.
How did you make the Kentucky sign?
I loved the video! Great job on all of it Traci!
Wonderful work Jonathan! You are very talented… and blessed with awesome parents
Great family project! I wish I would have had my kids more involved in home projects when they were growing up. What you are teaching them will be so valuable when they are out on their own someday!
We need to see the whole room now. Love it.
You are a beautiful talented family. I enjoy seeing you work as a team making your home beautiful and creating life long memories.
A project of the heart and home!
Wow, Jonathan is really talented! That desk is awesome! The video was so cool too :)
Great job, goes along with the industrial shelves. Looking good. Thanks for sharing.
Love the video and the desk! Both are very creative and well done!!
I love it Traci!! what is on the desktop for the writing surface? Jonathan did a FABULOUS job on the video and filming!!
Really cute. Now the only question is if they’ll use it!”) Since they had a hand in making it, I suspect yes. Are those stools comfy.
p.s. I typed “ky wall art” in the search function and the instructions for the sign pop right now.
Love this desk. Did you use something under the desktop, against the wall, to brace the desktop and prevent it from bowing or sagging?
Hi. Just wondering how long you cut your 2X4s.