Sunday, February 5, 2017

DIY Vanity Desk with Deep Drawers

No you are not seeing a repeat of the vanity desk build but rather a new and improved version with four small drawers and two deep drawers.  

Having two girls means I get to make a lot of projects twice, oh joy!  On the bright side whenever you have to make something more than once there is always room for improvement and that's why I'm sharing the modified plans for this desk.

diy vanity desk with deep drawers

I originally posted this diy vanity desk last June with it's fun modern hardware pulls built for my youngest daughter:

diy vanity desk with free plans

This past Fall I finally got around to making the second desk for my older daughter and decided having 8 small drawers wasn't working but rather we needed 4 small drawers and 2 deeper drawers for bigger items:

diy vanity desk with deep drawers

Plus visually I think having the larger drawers helps give weight to the design.  At any rate I actually stole 4 small drawers from desk #1 to use for desk #2 and modified the original desk adding 2 deep drawers on that one too. 

So now both girls have the same desk except different colored hardware pulls.  They're fun and most importantly functional for all their bits and pieces.

diy vanity desk with deep drawers

I have plans down below for the modification with the deep drawers.


diy kids desk with free plans

Be sure to read through the entire plans before beginning.  Always follow all safety precautions when operating power tools.

vanity desk free plans


vanity desk free plans

The deep drawers use 1x6 boards following the same method as the smaller drawers.

vanity desk free plans

Step 1: Taper all drawer side pieces using jig saw or miter saw.


vanity desk free plans

Step 2: Attach sides to back using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.

vanity desk free plans

Step 3: Attach base using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.

vanity desk free plans
Step 4: Attach front using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.

For more details on the hardware pulls and the entire desk plans see my previous post here. 

vanity desk free plans

I hope you like this modified version of the vanity desk with the new and improved larger drawers.  My girls sure enjoy having their own desk space and I loved building it for them.

diy vanity desk free plans
The framed pinboard is also a diy project.  For more details on how to make this pinboard click here.

diy framed pinboard

1 comment:

  1. Very nice clean lines. Do you find it hard to find straight wood. We were at Home Depot yesterday and had an awfully time. We finally bought some only to get home and find it worst that we though. Good money for birdhouse lumber.

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