We built a suspended desk that hangs from our wall. Yep, we’re officially nuts. Here’s the original plan, desk dilemma, part 1, and part 2, of the desk building soap opera Today we’re tackling part 3, the finishing touches (minus a knob issue)!
The staining of the desk was a smelly, semi-awful project since we could not take the desk outside. It’s attached to the wall, remember? We opened all the windows and doors, but the fumes stayed for days! Please, please stain your wood before you attach it to your wall.
We did 3 coats of stain on the tops and sides…
Next, we cut and sanded the both of the cabinet door pieces:
The aluminum foil protects the iron from the glue from the veneer… Use the iron on the veneer for about 20 seconds…
Use the razor blade to cut off the extra:
The edge of the ply wood looks fancy, don’t you agree?