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Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Boy's Room, DIY, Featured, Furniture | 0 comments

Acacia Bar Desk

Acacia Bar Desk

So, The Kid has been asking for a desk in his room for months.  I had some ideas, but hadn’t been in a hurry to get it done.  We recently checked out a local salvage store that had unfinished acacia butcher block.  I knew it would be gorgeous once stained.

Acacia Butcher Block

The question was – what stain?  I tried a few options, then a few combinations of those stains.  Below, I have a custom Sherwin Williams Charcoal on the left, Minwax Dark Walnut, Special Walnut, Early American and clear Poly.

Acacia Butcher Block

The countertop was a foot too long and 2″ too deep, so we had to cut it down.  We attached the 2″ off the back onto the bottom of the front edge.  This gave it a thicker appearance from the front.

Acacia Butcher Block

I went with the Early American with a quick stain of the Dark Walnut to add some depth.

Acacia Butcher Block

Love it!

Acacia Butcher Block

Acacia Butcher Block

My idea was to create a bar under the window in his room.

DIY Bar Desk

While I was staining, David mounted some split 2x4s to the wall under the window.

DIY Bar Desk

He also added a support across the front.

DIY Bar Desk

It won’t really be visible except upon glancing from the staircase outside his room, but I went ahead and put a quick coat of the wall paint on it so it will blend in if seen.

DIY Bar Desk

Only a kid of mine wouldn’t think it was nuts if I showed up with these for his bedroom.  Also purchased at the salvage store, 2 barstools made from steel and oil drums.

Oil Drum Bar Stools

Still need to get some accessories, but here’s the finished project.  The butcher block is attached to the supports with a few screws.

DIY Bar Desk

DIY Bar Desk

I have a few other small projects I’ve been working on that I will be posting about, along with final picture of the bonus room bathroom.  Stay tuned!

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