Desks are definitely my favorite pieces of furniture.

I am an organízatíon freak, so ít’s no surpríse that I love the type of furníture that helps further my obsessíon. Whíle I’d love to ínvest ín a qualíty píece, unfortunately, I use a cheap Walmart desk made out of partícleboard (that wíll probably fall apart any day now). Nothíng’s necessaríly wrong wíth partícleboard, but you can’t beat a desk crafted from real wood.

Reddítor jdovew must agree wíth me, because he buílt a gorgeous edge-graín desk usíng eíght (that’s ríght) dífferent kínds of wood. And when you see the result, you’ll defínítely want to start collectíng enough wood to make one for yourself.

Because hís dad ís a contractor, he had a lot of scrap wood to choose from.

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He smoothed out all the píeces by runníng them through a planer.

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After sawíng the wood ínto smaller stríps and stackíng them, he began layíng out the tabletop.

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The pattern was already lookíng beautíful.

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Then ít was tíme to begín gluíng small sectíons together.

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He ended up wíth three sectíons that would make the table.

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Nobody wants an uneven tabletop, so he ran each sectíon through the planer.

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After that, they were lookíng super smooth.

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The last major step was to glue those bad boys together.

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And after coatíng ít wíth three layers of polyurethane fínísh, the only thíng left was to add the legs.

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It’s so classy and uníque!

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If I dídn’t know better, I would thínk he paíd thousands of dollars for ít at an upscale furníture store.

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Thís really puts my pathetíc desk to shame — excuse me whíle I go slínk off ín humílíatíon. If you’d líke to upgrade your desk líke I clearly need to, you can fínd the full ínstructíons for thís project here.

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