I admit, most people won’t be able to make a desk like mine. I used what I had and spent no money. Someday, my desk will have to come down, but we hope to move, so that matters little.
Things I had before I started.
- Pallet Boards.
- Pallet Nails and a Container of Nails.
- Two Bunk Beds about 2.5 feet apart.
Using these I was able to make an awesome desk.
Realistically I shouldn’t say that I had pallet boards. I had left one pallet only three quarters apart.
Step 1. Making the Top
It super simple. I found boards of a similar thickness and ordered them on the top side. A couple of nails each and I had a lovely top.
Step 2. The Shelf
One of a desks most important parts is the storage. Yes, having a smooth top is great, but having a place to put things nearby, is the best.
So I flipped the desk over and added a couple of boards to the bottom of the pallet. Due to the forklift slots I had to get a bit creative and used a short section of board to hold them in place.
Step 3. Making it fit
Then I had a desk that was just too large to fit into my only space so I had to cut it smaller. Sadly I only had a hand saw so this took a good amount of time.
Step 4. Preparing to hang
Part A. Drilling the holes.
Very Simple I found the drill and placed some holes.
Part B. Braiding the twine.
I didn’t trust the twine to be strong enough by itself so I found three strands and braided them together. Fun Fact I did most of the braiding while I went on a three mile walk.
Hang it up. This was a tiny bit difficult, but I was able to balance the desk on a couple of boxes and thread the twine through the loops.
And TADA! I have a desk.