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How to Build a Modern Desk with Hairpin Legs: A Nap Time DIY

The baby is asleep, but there is still work left to be done! Without missing a beat in your busy routine, learn how to build a modern desk with hairpin legs during Nap Time, today! 

For more beginner DIY projects check out my DIY Faux Floating Shelves and DIY Floating Bookshelf

Welcome back to another edition of Nap Time DIY.  A series of simple DIY projects you can do in an hour or less while your little one sleeps.  

Today’s project is one of my favorites!  What’s not to love about hot pink and hairpin legs?  

Once my little diva was born, we started spending a lot of time at Grandma’s house.  So much time in fact, that I decided I needed a workspace there so I could get things done.  

This modern desk with hairpin legs is super easy to make and can be done in just an hour while your little one naps.  Check out the video and written tutorial below.

 

 

Supplies Needed to Make a Modern Desk with Hairpin Legs

Tools

 

Let’s make a desk!

spray painting hairpin legs with pink spray paint

  • Spray paint the hairpin legs first.  While the legs dry, work on the top of the desk.

  • Using a miter saw, cut the panel board to 32″.  The board is a little wider than what my miter saw can handle so I cut it half way, then flipped it over and cut the other side.

  • Use a 3/8 router bit and round the edges of the panel board.

  • Using an orbital sander, sand until smooth.

  • Apply a coat of clear satin finish polyurethane to give the top of the desk a modern look.
  • Allow to dry.

  • Mark where the legs will go on the bottom side of the desk top.  Measuring in 1″ from the edge.

  • Pre drill the holes for the holes for the screws.

Your modern desk with hairpin legs is ready to use.  Isn’t it awesome?

 It will be a perfect place for my little diva to color and do her homework when she gets older.  But, can we talk about the hot pink legs again?  I mean there really is no better color than hot pink!

laptop with mouse sitting on top of the modern desk with hairpin legs

laptop and elephant pencil/phone holder sitting on top of the modern desk with hairpin legs

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Yield: 1 Desk

How to Build a Modern Desk with Hairpin Legs: A Nap Time DIY

laptop and elephant pencil/phone holder sitting on top of the modern desk with hairpin legs
Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Instructions

  1. Spray paint the hairpin legs first.  They will dry while you are working on the top of the desk.
  2. Using a miter saw, cut the panel board to 32".  The board is a little wider than what my miter saw can handle so I cut it halfway, then flipped it over and cut the other side
  3. Use a 3/8 router bit and round the edges of the panel board.
  4. Using an orbital sander, sand until smooth
  5. Apply a coat of clear satin finish polyurethane to give the top of the desk a modern look.
  6. Allow it to dry.
  7. Mark where the legs will go on the bottom side of the desktop.  Measuring in 1" from the edge
  8. Pre-drill the holes for the holes for the screws
  9. Attach the legs using #12 x 3/4 Screws

Your modern desk with hairpin legs is ready to use. 

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    2 Comments

    1. Rocklyn Hamilton says:

      This is great! Just subscribed to your newsletter, and I have watched you on youtube many times! I think you are brilliant! Wish I had your courage with power tools! Keep up the good work!! I can tell you love what you do!

      1. Rocklyn THank you so much! I really appreciate your support. Means the world to me. I do love what I do. and I love that I’m able to empower others. I know you can do it. start with a drill and see where it take you.

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