D.I.Y. Trestle Desk – D.I.Y. At Bunnings

D.I.Y. Trestle Desk – D.I.Y. At Bunnings


If you are restricted for space and you needed
to have a desk for your work station or your computer, the trestle desk is the perfect
idea. It’s stylish, it’s elegant, and it’s slimline. This is everything you’ll need to make a trestle
desk. The timber’s been precut at Bunnings to a
manageable size, so let’s get started. Starting with the legs, we’ll tape the four
pieces of timber together and make our first miter cut. Once the first cut is complete, measure your
length and do your second cut. For the top of your trestle, make one straight
cut in the end, measure your length, and make the second straight cut. To assemble the trestle legs, pre-drill the
holes, add some glue, and attach with screws. Attach the other side of this leg to the side
of the support and repeat the process for the opposite side of the desk. Our trestle legs are now complete. We are now gonna give it a lick of paint. We’ve chosen black to highlight our desktop. Always remember to use a well-ventilated area
when painting. If you don’t have a well-ventilated area,
make sure you use a safety mask. The desktop timber has been precut at Bunnings. We are now just gonna give her a light sand
before attaching the legs to it. Measure out the location for the two legs,
pre-drill, and screw them in. The legs are now attached. We are now gonna attach our threaded bar. I’m gonna hold it diagonally to get the length
and then cut it. Once your threaded bars are cut to size and
painted, we will now mark up the holes where we’re gonna pre-drill. We’ll now take the threaded rod and fit it
into the located area. The threaded bar will be used to brace the
legs. All that’s left to be done now is to wax the
desktop to bring out the grain and also to protect the surface. Wait for the wax to absorb in the wood, and
then we’ll find a suitable spot in the house for it. Doesn’t it look fantastic? Your perfect trestle desk that you’ve made
yourself. It’s a great place for your kids to study
or even a home office.

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