Large writing desk – There are many advantages of a cheap, easy-to-use desk. If you are in a temporary apartment and do not want to invest in an expensive furniture or if you do not have any money left from buying other essentials, this desk is perfect. It can easily be done in one day and does not require any tools. Because you decorate it yourself, it can be as artistically minimalist or funky as you want it to be. Best of all, it’s so cheap that when you’re ready to buy a nice desk or if you move, you will not feel any debt of recycling or throwing it away.
Buy your supply. To make the large writing desk you need two saw horses, one plank, some paper glue and shellac. If you want to paint saw horses, you can also pick up a jar of your favorite color. You can buy your deliveries in most hardware stores. Collect your covers material. No matter how cheap your desktop will be, the style comes from what you choose to cover it with. Our desk was covered with black and white material. We used newspaper articles for the background and glued comics, articles we liked and black and white pictures from an architecture magazine we had. You can cover most of the time, from pictures from old magazines and calendars to notes from your friends or old wallpapers.
Glue and shellac. After collecting all your materials, it’s time to glue. Glue all pictures and pieces on the board; be careful that all the corners and sides are properly glued. When done, cover everything with a thin layer of shellac. This will smell quite strong, so make sure you have a well-ventilated place to let it dry. When dry, cover the other side and allow drying. Paint. If you want to make your cheap desk even more personal and fun, paint saw horses. Make sure they are completely dry before putting together the pieces. After each part is done it’s time to put your cheap large writing desk together and start enjoying it.