The first thing you need to do to start the process of building the farmhouse desk is to build the two outer desk legs. You will be using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System and pocket Hole Screws to attach the 2×4 lumber together. Feel free to use a right-angle clamp to help you clamp the pieces together.
STEP 2: CREATE DECORATIVE X PIECES
Next you will be adding the decorative X pieces to the assembled desk sides you just made. You will do this also using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System. For the best fit, you should measure your 2x4s up against your assembled desk leg and then make your cuts accordingly. This degree angle should serve as a guide.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE MIDDLE DESK LEG
Next, you will build the middle desk leg. This leg is similar to building the first two desk legs. You will also use a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System and see pocket Hole Screws to attach the 2x4s together. Again, your right-angle clamp will come in handy here.
STEP 4: ASSEMBLE THE DESK
Now it is time to start assembling the farmhouse desk together with the assembled pieces you have built. You will be attaching the left assembled leg with the middle-assembled leg together using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System and pocket Hole Screws.
You will also be pre-drilling pocket holes upwards on the top stretcher for later attachment of the office desk top.Utilize a Kreg Right Angle Clamp to help hold the piece in place while screwing in screws. This will definitely help you assemble the desk together if you are building it by yourself.
Once the top and bottom back stretcher pieces are set into place on the farmhouse desk you will attach the 2×4 front stretcher to the assembled desk the same way. The stretcher board should be inset .5″ You again will pre-drill pocket holes upwards on the front stretcher for later attachment of the desk top.
STEP 5: ADD DECORATIVE V PIECES
Now that the main inner frame of the farmhouse desk is assembled. you will be adding the 2×4 V braces to the back of the office desk using a Kreg Jig. This assembly will be similar to that of adding the X boards. Measure the wood up against the office desk, make your markings and cut as needed using your miter saw.
STEP 6: ASSEMBLE THE DIY DESK SIDE
Next, we will begin assembling the side of the DIY desk by adding the 2×2 stretcher pieces. The 2×2 boards will be attached to the middle-assembled leg using a Kreg Jig.
Next, you will attach the right assembled leg to complete the whole frame of the DIY desk, again using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System. The front stretcher should be inset .5″ Note: Predrill pocket holes upwards on the stretcher pieces for later attachment of the desk top.
Then you will want to attach the two bottom 2×4 stretchers to the side of the desk using a Kreg Jig. The front stretcher should be inset .5″
Like above, attach the middle 2×2 stretchers to the bottom of the right-hand side of the desk using a Kreg Jig. The front stretcher should be inset .5″
STEP 7: ADD DESK SHELVING
With most of the farmhouse desk frame assembled, it’s time to add in the desk shelving. You will need to attach the plywood pieces to the desk using a Kreg Jig but be sure to change your setting for 3/4″ plywood.
STEP 8: ASSEMBLE AND ATTACH THE DESK TABLETOP
With the farmhouse desk all assembled, the last step to make is assembling and adding the farmhouse desk tabletop. You will assemble the table top by attaching five 1x6s together using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System and pocket Hole Screws to attach along with wood glue. you can also opt to use biscuits.
Then you will attach the table top to the office desk base using the pre-drilled pocket holes from previous steps and fill all seen pocket holes with wood dowels or wood filler for a clean look. I hope you enjoyed these desk plans have fun re-creating your own.