What you need to get started
- a solid-core door for the desktop
- four 4x4s to use as legs
- braces to connect the legs to the desktop
The basic build
Tips from Nico Lovejoy, Amazon employee number five. Watch him build a desk and tell the story of this classic piece of Amazon frugality.
1Lay out all the materials and tools. Keep the screws in a convenient container (like a bowl or small box).
2Screw a triangle brace onto each leg, about a ½” from edge of 4x4. Make sure to align the top of the leg with the top of the brace.
3Screw an inside brace onto each leg, aligning the top of the leg with the inside edge of the brace.
4Carefully position the leg just inside the corner of the door.
5Attach the braces to the door. Use enough screws to ensure a firm attachment.
6With two people, flip the desk over and get to work.