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Bar stools make a perfect desk for home office

This desk made using bar stools and PAR pine is a really affordable way to knock up a practical desk for a home office. Even if you don't have a couple of bar stools you can use, or can't find one that will work, the design is not that difficult that you can easily make even the bar stools. Builders Warehouse stock a selection of cut PAR pine that is affordable and easy to work with at home.

This little desk by lizmarie was quite simple to make. She decided out how long she wanted the desk to be and then placed a stool at each ending.

Pine is a softwood and only requires a bit of effort to cut with a handsaw if you don't have any power tools, but a jigsaw or circular saw make light work of cutting most timber and board products. You could always get the PAR pine cut to length while you're at the store. But lately I have noticed how busy the cutting section is and you might have to wait.

Take the cut boards and line up across the stools. Use a drill/driver and 35mm wood screws to attach each board to the top of the stool at both ends.





If you decide you want to paint and distress the stools - as shown in this project - do so before attaching the boards to the top. Use Plascon Polvin as the top coat and use 120-grit sandpaper to distress before finishing off with Woodoc antique wax. For finishing the top you can apply a whitewash or liming technique, stain and varnish in your choice of wood finish, or spray them with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint in your choice of colour.


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