The holidays are always an occasion for gifts. But what gift can be more appropriate than one that you build yourself?
Looking for all sorts of DIY gift ideas and comparing them to a list of the needs of the next project result, a dressing table or a makeup desk, as I can.
Being limited by space, the size of the desk was quite direct, it measures 1000 x 410 x 750 mm.
In order to design, I had the following expectations: enough drawers to provide the necessary space for the makeup product, large mirror, many bulbs for bright light, vintage look to be satisfied with the rest of the room.
Since the final product was to be covered with paint, it didn’t make much sense to use wood as a building material. Therefore, the project was made entirely of 18mm and 12mm MDF for drawers, respectively.
The drawers, nine in number, were divided as follows: four on each side and one in the middle. The upper ones have a lower depth than the rest, benefiting from separators for a better organization.
On the edges of the drawers I applied 22mm adhesive melamine foil with an iron, and after the adhesive hardened the excess I removed it with a cutter. In addition to the edge applied to the edges, the only protection that the drawers had was a layer of primer.
Sliding the drawers is done with the help of ball slides, with total extraction. If possible, I recommend that the slides be installed at an early stage, before the construction of the housings.
The upper part was composed of three elements: an MDF board used as a support, a frame and a frame. The frame having the role of masking the electrical part: the connections between the bulbs, the switch and the socket.
The material used being MDF and the joints are not visible, we opted for the “pocket hole” type.
After the subassembly was assembled, the drilling and milling part followed to allow the incorporation of the electrical parts.
Because the style of furniture in the room that will be part of this table / desk is a vintage style, the finish was accordingly, composed of three layers of white chalk paint.
After the paint dried, the sanding process followed, finishing with a layer of colorless wax for protection.