Easy-to-build DIY DESKS | 3 Options that can be built in less than 2 hours

It looks like a lot of us will be working or studying from home for a bit and I thought that some DIY Desk designs might be helpful.  These are easier and faster than our typical projects and only require 2 basic power tools a circular saw and a cordless drill.  A random orbit sander is helpful and we used one but it isn't essential.  This video is not sponsored but our friends at DIYhaipinlegs.com are offering a special discount. DIYHairpinLegs is offering their raw steel hairpin legs at cost + overhead (40% off). 

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Making a Rope Lounger Chair - Bent Lamination

I started by drawing a chair outline on plywood board and cutting the mould pieces from leftover wood pieces. Pieces are attached to the board with wood screws. I cut 2.4mm thin veneer sheets from 4x12cm spruce boards, 40 layers all together. Sheets are then cut to length and sanded down to 2.2mm.  Sheets are bent and glued together using two component melamine glue with open time of 45 minutes. After 24 hours in the mould, laminated pieces are taken out and planed. Main piece is cut lengthwise into two identical pieces. Each one is planed on the cut side. Main pieces and round pieces are connected together with small 12mm thick walnut slats held together with acetate glue. Everything is sanded first with belt sander then with orbital sander and finally by hand.  Holes are drilled on the outer edge of the lounger sides with 2.5 cm spacing in between . Beech dowels are then glued into each hole. For seat and back rest I used nylon rope braided between the dowels..

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DIY Plywood Bed with a Sliding Headboard

This episode features a DIY Bedframe made out of plywood. I designed this “Work From Home Bed” with a sliding headboard so that you can lean against it but move it to access the shelves behind it.  It is made from ¾ sanded pine plywood and only requires a few basic power tools, circular saw, cordless drill, and orbital sander to build. I used a Mint mattress from Tuft & Needle which is the sponsor for this video

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