DIY Desk with a Penny Top

A plain old board of wood is the starting point for many projects—including this sparkling black and copper study station.

DIY penny desk - finished

When Homeroad blogger Susan’s daughter came to her with a project idea, she jumped at the chance to help. She provided the wood cut and her daughter, Kasey, did the rest—creating a one-of-a-kind desk with a plain wood board, a short filing cabinet—and a whole lot of pennies. Read on for the full tutorial.

MATERIALS & TOOLS

- Wood board
- Crown molding
- Circular saw
- Black paint
- Lots of pennies
- Super glue
- Pliers
- Wire cutter
- Epoxy
- (2) legs and hardware
- Filing cabinet

STEP 1

Cut a wood board to size and attach a piece of crown molding to the edge for a clean finish.

STEP 2

Then paint the wood board black.

STEP 3

DIY Penny Table - glue

Next cover the board with pennies. On the front edge of the desk, bend pennies at a right angle with pliers so they fit around the corner.

STEP 4

DIY Penny Table - cut

Use a wire cutter to cut pennies in half so they will fit perfectly along the edge.

STEP 5

When the glue dries, cover it with 3 coats of epoxy. The finish is smooth as glass and amazingly awesome!

STEP 6

Attach two legs to the bottom of one side of the board and support it on the other side with a black filing cabinet.

Voila!

DIY Penny Desk

Thanks, Susan! For more DIY furniture ideas, check out Homeroad!


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