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How to Build a Reception Desk

Use these step-by-step instructions to make a desk that's topped with a custom-cut piece of granite.

More in Remodeling

  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Make the Frame

Build the L-shaped desk with 2x4s using glue and deck screws.

Cover it in oak plywood using a nail gun.

Step 2: Attach Recessed Panels

Attach custom oak stiles and rails to the front of the desk to create recessed panels.

Step 3: Add Trim and Granite

To finish the look, add trim pieces to the inside of the recessed panels using glue and a nail gun.

Top both levels of the desk with a custom-cut piece of granite.

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