So I built a desk :D with my BARE HANDS!!!
Yes, it was from flat pack put still. I built it! And it hasn’t fallen over yet! Success!
So I thought I’d share my top tips with you all, so you can build desks and shiz :D
1. Lots of TIME
It took me a grand total of 6 FREAKING HOURS to build my desk. To be fair, I’ve never done DIY before, not even at school. The closest thing I made was a guitar. And no, not an ACTUAL guitar. A piece of MDF, some paint and some strings. Hardly a piece of capentry genius.
Or someone who knows about DIY. This is especially necessary if you’re a DIY n00b comme yours truly. I don’t think my desk would still be upright if it wasn’t for Dad’s help :)
3. A good playlist
Especially good if its upbeat and varied. Mine included Chemical Brothers, Blink 182, Kings of Leon, The Bees, Britney Spears, Nirvana, Safetysuit, Deadmau5, Cameo, Tommy Sparks, KT Tunstall, Lostprophets, MGMT……
4. Coffee Break!
5. Don’t wear tights
They get caught in the woods/bolts/ripped by screws. Mine were looking mighty grunge by the end!
6. Know your Zelda
When hammering in a nail, listen. When the sound changes, you know its done. Much like Zelda. If you tap (smash) a wall with you sword and it makes a wierd noise, you know to bomb the baby!
I cut my finger :(
8. A male
This is only really applicable if you’re female. Apparently (according to Dad) when women do DIY its a perfectly acceptable to make sexist jokes about how it will inevitably go wrong. ¬_¬
It’s always much more entertaining to sift through your stuff when you’ve got someone else who can share in the lols of the random stuff you find! Mine included lots of cables, random books, lots of lipstick and popcorn. (I LOVE popcorn)
For some reason I feel like this How To post would be even more of a sham if it didn’t go to 10. WHOOOOO! POST NUMBER 10!!!!!!
Here’s a pretty picture of my desk-of-awesomeness. BE AMAZED!