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How did I do it?
First I took a trip to the big box hardware store. I bought 2 sawhorses for $20.00 and 3 48" x 12" boards. I was going to have a sawhorse on each end with the boards on top. So the desk was going to be 48"w x 36"d. Well I got home and realized that a 36" deep desk was going to stick out to far into the room, and it would not work. As I was kicking myself for not writing down the measurements before I went to the store, the brilliance struck. I could use only one sawhorse and 2 boards. Then it would be 48"w x 24" d. Perfect! So I needed to find a way to attach the boards together. Out to the garage for some scrap wood. I attached two boards across the underside of the desk top to connect them together, taking care that they are far enough apart to sit on top of the sawhorse. Next, I needed to anchor the top to the base (sawhorse), I did not have any brackets so I just screwed through the desk top into the base and I had a desk. The best part was it took less than 30 minutes to build and most of that time I spend looking for screws, scrap wood and the drill. I painted it a bright teal and sealed it with some furniture polish and it was good to go. I had the perfect desk for $27.00! ($10.00 for one sawhorse, $12.00 for 2 boards, and $5.00 for the mistint paint).
Now I need a desk pad and a better chair.......I'll keep you posted...................