Make This: Vintage-Inspired Flip Top Desk

Flip-Top Desk

Keeping homework in one place is a constant battle with kids. Make this dedicated flip-top desk that looks good enough to share the adult space and hides all the school-related clutter out of sight.When my kids do homework, it tends to creep across every surface of my house. The tables, counter tops, and even floor have papers, pencils, and books that just make life hard to handle in our small space. This flip-top desk is designed for two, with separated spaces for each, and a clean rustic design that just looks great. Finished Desk

Since the desk above came from Restoration Hardware, it was much too expensive for Janice at Home DZine, so here is her DIY version with plenty of process pictures and directions on how to save some cash and get a great piece of functional furniture all at once. 

Making Pic

We vote to upgrade the hinges and hardware just a bit – this project deserves the nice stuff. Not too bad for a weekend and some inexpensive pine, eh?