How to build
a wall mounted drawing, drafting and writing desk
This drawing and/or writing wall desk is designed to take an A2 size paper sheet or pad.
Note: A2 paper size is 420mm x 594mm (16 1/2"x 23 3/8")
This is a most practical desk to have in an office and positioned handy to the work area with an A2 pad sitting on top of it to jot down
notes, memos etc as well as conveniently write and draw, you will soon wonder how you ever managed before without one.
This page contains the plans followed by materials required and instructions
[a] 50x25 (1x2) stock. Two pieces at 550mm (22") long
[b] 50x25 (1x2) stock. Two pieces at 370mm (14 3/4") long
[c] 50x25 (1x2) stock. Two pieces at 500mm (20") long
[d] 75x25 (1x3) stock. One piece at 650mm (26") long
[e] 75x25 (1x3) stock. One piece at 450mm (18") long
[f] 18mm (3/4") plywood. One rectangular piece 650mm x 450mm (26"x 18")
Please note: Surfaced or dressed (smooth) lumber will be of a smaller size (width and thickness) than the sizes nominated above. For example,
50x25 (1x2) stock when dressed will finish approximately 45x18 (3/4" x 1 1/2") which is called the actual size. This will not make any difference to the lengths of the lumber
or any of the dimensions as shown in the plans.
You will need......
3000mm (10ft) of 50x25 (1x2) stock
1200mm (4ft) of 75x25 (1x3) stock
One rectangular piece of 18mm (3/4") plywood 650mm (26") x 450mm (18")
You will also need......
Necessary wall fixings, assorted nails and/or screws and some glue.
This can be done in a number of ways.
Where the screws are counter-sunk or in bedded in the wood......
The holes can be plugged with round wood the same diameter as the hole and then
trimmed flush and sanded or the holes can be filled with various types of wood filler. The option sometimes depends on whether the unit is going to be
stained or painted.
Where the screw heads are flush with the wood......
Screws can be obtained that have plastic caps that can be attached to the screw head.
Alternatively there are screw head cups and covers which consist basically of cup type washers that go under the screws heads and covers that
go over the screws heads and clip onto the cups.