Plywood/2x4 desk plans for a neanderthal
My wife needs a desk. Poor thing has been using a folding table.
After seeing the fine (har!) job I did on garage shelves and benches, she's asked me to make one for her. Keep in mind my "woodworking skills" are sort of like Soviet tanks: not too pretty, but it works.
She wants a 6' x 3' top and has no other real requirements. I will probably use 3/4" plywood for the surface on a frame of 2x4s. She won't have anything super heavy on it - a computer monitor and printer, paper stacks, etc.
So what is a good general design for the frame? I'm concerned about sag in the middle and general non-wobbliness.
Attached are some pics of what I came up with playing around in Google Sketchup. Where I'll nail should be obvious. The top I am thinking of attaching just with brackets underneath and glue, to avoid nailheads on the top. I might put a little 1/2" plywood in the front to cover the 2x4 ends (and possibly the sides) but that's just for show.
Our plan is so paint the top with a few coats of white paint, then give each of our three girls a different color to do hand prints, with a clear finish on top of that. Should be unique!