How to Make a Space-Saving Floating Desk

Create a streamlined, custom floating desk that is aesthetically pleasing, efficient and packed with storage with these easy instructions.

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Wipe Away Sawdust

With the sawing complete, next thoroughly wipe away dust from each piece, one at a time, with a clean rag, brush or damp sponge.

Assemble Floating Shelf

Referring to dimensions and design recorded on the notepad, assemble the shelf, attaching side panels to the top and bottom panels. Use of either nails and a nail gun or screws and a screw gun are recommended. TIP: At this stage in construction, consider drilling a hole for use in concealing cords and wires from electronics such as laptops and printers. If desired, drill a 2-inch hole directly into the top of the floating shelf; use a drill with a 2-inch paddle bit.

Attach Flip-Down Door Front

Using a screw gun, attach one end of hinge to the backside of the flip-down door front, and the other to the interior of the floating shelf. To confirm that these are properly placed, close the door and make sure it stays closed tightly.

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