DIY Inspiration: The Dry Erase Surface Desk

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Are you a chalkboard person or fall into the dry erase camp? Last month we spotlighted a desk up at Google HQ painted with chalkboard paint, converting several desks into a giant chalkboard surface. But if your preferences sway to the smooth surface of a dry erase board, you'll want to check out this DIY desk primed and painted for non-permanent markers...

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I Like to Make Stuff's Bob Clagett is already a bit of an old pro when it comes to constructing a custom desk (he says it only took him 4 hours to complete). But he decided he could improve on what he learned the first time around, and aimed for a version 2.0 edition (aka "son of the Uber Desk") with several improvements in mind: smaller size, whiteboard paint surface finish (a little over $25 for 49 square feet of coverage), and additional storage underneath.

Thanks to his previous experience, all the right tools (a router saw makes a huge difference), and plenty of space, Bob was able to design and construct a desk with hidden seams, painstakingly rounded edges, and a beautiful smooth dry erase surface all across the top and side of his desk. And check out the envy-inducing pegboard cables and supplies storage section on the other side of his desk!

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(Images: Bob Claggett)

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