DIY Rustic Modern Desk For $55

I’ve put this post off long enough and figured it was about time to share with you. Now bear with me because I’m horrible at explaining things that involves building furniture.
First off, I want to let you guys know that my awesome dad built this for me. He’ll say I helped, but I disagree, handing him the screws isn’t really helping haha. Since my husband is deployed right now, I turned to my dad to help me build a desk that I could happily blog on and he did just that! It’s a thousand times better blogging on this beautiful desk than it was on the floor, glad that’s over.

DIY Rustic Modern Desk For $55


Wood Screws
Valspar Black Satin Paint
Minwax Satin Polyurethane
Minwax Special Walnut Stain
One Pine Stain Grade – 3/4″x20″x48″
Two Treated – 4″x4″x6′
Two – 1″x2″x6′

You can use any stain, paint color and size of wood you prefer. We used the measurements that were suitable for the space the desk was going to be at. First, he cut the 4″x4″x6′ in half, I didn’t like how high the desk was going to sit, so we cut it a little over 4″x4″x2.5′. Then he cut the 1″x2″x6′ to the size we needed to make the brace around the desk, as pictured above. After that, it was the easy part, screwing it all together. He simply measured the legs so they were even & then screwed the 3/4″x20″x48″ into the legs (four screws each). After that, he screwed in the wood pieces for the brace so the desk would be sturdy.
DIY Rustic Modern Desk For $55When all of that was done, it was my turn to have some fun with this desk, staining and painting! For the legs I painted them with Valspars Satin Black and did two coats on each leg. I’ve never used Valspar paint before until this diy and I’m so in love with how fast the paint dries and how smoothly it goes on.
DIY Rustic Modern Desk For $55For the top part I used Minwax Special Walnut and I love the way it came out! I stained it twice and then topped it off with Minwax Satin Polyurethane and that’s it!
All of the things I purchased for this diy I got at Lowe’s, so prices will vary at other stores/locations. Hopefully you were able to understand and follow along easily with this post! What do you think of the desk? Have you made a desk similar before? I’d love to know! As always, thanks for stopping by!

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DIY Rustic Modern Desk For $55