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I made a knock down kid desk today. Nothing fancy, a simple corner desk with three legs. This plan could all be cut from a single sheet of 3/4" plywood (I used a 4x4' piece of MDF for the top and a 4x4' piece of ply for the legs). Cut up some left over balusters for the shelf support.
 

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I like it, my kid needs a desk for back to school. thanks bass:thumbsup:
You're welcome... Cheap, Simple and Fast... Just like me. :jester:

good idea bass, I like it...did it take you all of 2 hours?
About 2-3 hrs... painting the thing will take about that long too. Maybe 5-10 to knock it down flat.

Do you design for IKEA on the side?...:laughing:
I doubt that if I designed for IKEA that I'd be hanging out here... their furniture may be cheap, but I bet the designs are expensive.

Hey Bass,

Those look like those miter saw stand legs you taught me how to build?

Knighton
Yep... I just keep repeating myself... The new desk legs are just 7-1/4" wide (rotated 45* they make a 5-1/2" leg... if that makes sense). The desk legs are 29-1/4" tall for a 30" desk with the top added. Here is that drawing that shows the legs for the saw station (if anyone else wants to see it--it has wider and taller legs shown--but they are basically the same):
 

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What flavor of pocket screws did you use ? I have never had good luck screwing into MDF, the screws I use seem to spin out rather easily
I just used coarse 1-1/4" Kregs... seems OK... If they loosen up, I might should cross them in from both sides of each leg fin... if that statement made sense.:whistling

This is my 9th graders desk... so I can keep an eye on it.
 
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