DIY: Minimalist Oak Desk

Aug 18, 2011 No Comments by

We love simple clean lines here at Form Over Function.  We also love when those lines find their way into furniture design. Below, find and inspired DIY project for making your very own minimalist desk.




Maggi’s Minimalist Oak Desk


* two 6-ft. oak boards cut into two 5-ft. long sections and two 5-in. long sections
* three 4-inch metal L brackets
* stud finder
* electric drill with drill bits and screwdriver bit
* twelve 2 in. long wood screws
* (optional) tung oil


  1. I bought oak boards from Lowe’s and had them cut them to size and cut smaller pieces for the sides.
  2. I drilled pilot holes for the screws in the top and bottom board (see picture below) and then screwed each side to the bottom.
  3. I mounted the top to the wall using the L brackets brackets screwed into three studs (see picture below).
  4. I then screwed the bottom and sides to the top and it was finished.
  5. Afterwards, I rubbed it down with tung oil to protect it, which darkened the wood slightly but retained the matte finish.

Check out these project pictures.

(Thanks, Maggie via Design Sponge)

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