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Stand and deliver.

On Saturday I woke up and decided that it was a good day for making a standing desk. I’ve had one at work for a few months and I really like it so I went to Lowe’s and purchased the materials I needed to build one for use at home.

Particle board and wood glue for the desk top, four by fours and various metal brackets for the legs, many screws to hold it all together. I glued and screwed two pieces of particle board together to make a single SUPER sturdy desk top. This was EASY.

I had to saw some of the legs off so that the top would be approximately forty three inches tall. It took about twenty minutes to get through all four of them. I feel like I could use a nice chop saw!

FUN FACT: Antonio, the Lowe’s dude that cut all my other pieces of wood, said that the 4x4s were too big for his wood cutting machine but he pulled out a hand saw and cut them in half for me super quick so that I could fit them in the car. Thanks, Antonio! You’re a wood cutting machine!

This is how the legs are affixed. Little metal pieces and screws! They aren’t exactly perpendicular to the desktop but they are pretty close!

I flipped that puppy over and carried it on my back into the junk room. Like a little wooden tortoise. The desk is SORT of heavy, but I made it! Speaking of how heavy it was, my arms were REALLY sore on Sunday from all the lifting and sawing and such that I had to do. Making things is a GOOD workout.

Ha ha! Oh yeah! The surprise! I used a piece of white board panel as the surface for the desk! It only cost thirteen dollars for a four foot by eight foot sheet so now Mallory gets to figure out what to do with two three foot by four foot panels of white board!

The best part about white boards is that you can write the word “poops” on them.


  1. bonnie lutes wrote:

    I am very impressed! Now I know who to go to for all of my woodworking needs! Your dad was pretty handy with a hammer when we were first married….carry on!!!!

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink
  2. Elizabeth wrote:

    You are so skilled and talented! Mallory married a winner!!!

    Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink
  3. Mallory wrote:

    I most definitely chose a winner! Good work, love! I can’t wait to see it in person.

    Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

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