L Shaped Double X Desk

I love getting to partner with other great builders and today I'm presenting the plans for a build from Jolene, owner builder and designer at The Rustic Barn.

Guys go check her out she has some amazing builds!
Today I am sharing the plans for her L Shaped Double X Desk.
 
In the words of Stevie Wonder "Isn't She Lovely"?!
Happy Building!
Dimensions:
 
Materials List:
6 - 2x4s @ 8ft
2 - 1x2s @ 8ft
3 - 2x8s @ 8ft
1 - 2x8  @10ft
1 - 2x3 @ 8ft
 
Cut List
4 - 2x4s @ 26"
4 - 2x4s @ 28.5"
4 - 1x2s @ 35.25"
3 - 2x4s @ 67.5"
1 - 2x4   @ 39.5"
2 - 2x4s @ 14.25"
4 - 2x8s @ 75"
3 - 2x8s @ 31"
1 - 2x3 @ 28.5"
 
Step 1: Attach the 2x4 legs (26") to the  (28.5") 2x4s using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat step for the other side of the L shaped Desk.

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Step 2: Attach the 1x2 brace (35.25") to the 2x4 square using a brad nailer, 1 1/4" finish nails, and wood glue. The 1x2 should be flush with the front of the 2x4 square. Repeat step for the other square side of the L shaped Desk.

Step 3: Attach the second 1x2 brace (35.25") to the 2x4 square using a brad nailer, 1 1/4" finish nails and wood glue. The second 1x2 will be placed directly behind the first brace. The braces should be flush with each other Repeat step for the other square side of the L shaped Desk. 

Step 4: Attach the 2x4 brace (39.5") to the 2x3 (28.5") leg using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue, and then attach to the square X base using a Kreg Jig. Make sure to pre-drill Kreg holes on the inside of the 2x4(39.5) brace for attaching the desk table top later.
Step 5: Attach the 2x4 brace (67.5")  to the other square x base using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole Systemon a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws  along with wood glue, and then attach to the 2x3 (28.5") using a Kreg Jig. Make sure to pre-drill Kreg holes on the inside of the 2x4 (67.5) brace for attaching the desk table top later.
Step 6: Attach the 2x4 support brace (67.5")  to the other side of the square x base using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole Systemon a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws along with wood glue. Make sure to pre-drill Kreg holes on the inside of the 2x4(39.5) brace for attaching the desk table top later.
Step 7: Attach the 2x4 support brace (67.5")  to the middle of the square x base using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws along with wood glue. This 2x4 brace will be turned face up instead of on its side to be flush with the top of the square X base.
Step 8: Attach the 2x4 support brace (14.25")  to the other side of the square x base using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws along with wood glue. Make sure to pre-drill Kreg holes on the inside of the 2x4 (14.25) brace for attaching the desk table top later.
Step 9: Attach the 2x4 support brace (14.25")  to the middle side of the square x base using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws along with wood glue. This 2x4 brace will be turned face up instead of on its side to be flush with the top of the square X base.
Step 10: Assemble the top by attaching 4 2x8s (75") and 3(31") 2x8s together using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws along with wood glue. After assembling the top, attach it to the desk base using the pre-drilled Kreg holes.
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