Saturday, January 21, 2012

Big Girl Desk!

It has been a really REALLY long time since I've had an official this-was-designed-to-be-a-desk desk. I've worked on dining room tables, coffee tables, work tables with wobbly tops, and finally FINALLY I HAVE A DESK! AND IT HAS DRAWERS!

Well, actually, it's designed to be a craft table. Whatevs. It's a desk. Thanks Martha!

But first I had to put it together. ALL parts required assembly.
There were a total of 22 actual desk pieces, 124 pieces of hardware (including the drawer slides and knobs -- which I'll be replacing with cuter knobs), and 4 special tools.

It took 11 little bowls to separate the little screws and such.

And it came in a giant box.

It was fairly easy to assemble if you are patient, read the directions ...

and are able to reach odd angles while under low ceilings.

We did have one minor setback and that was that I'd assembled the drawer sides backwards, thus making the slides backwards and so when we placed the drawer in the hole bit, it smoothly went in but with a little too much gap. Back to the floor for more assembly!

But then it was a success!

And then it was a desk!

and a shot over a cute baby!


  1. Great job! I bet you could replace the battery in your car. Handymom.

  2. The photo of the 11 bowls was enough to make me hyperventilate. This is one of those things I pay people to do, no matter how shamefully useless that makes me feel. Glad it worked out for you!