How to Make Blocks to Attach the Sides to your Custom Oak Computer Desk

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Learn how to make the attachment blocks to attach the oak sides of your custom oak computer desk in this free DIY video. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi this is Jon on behalf of Expert Village, in this video clip I will be talking about making our attachments blocks. Now due to the natural of how the house is set up that this desk is going in we are not going to be able to build it and bring in, in one piece. We are going to have to build it and be able to disassemble it and take it to the site and reassemble it. The way we are going to do this is by making these little blocks that we are going to use to attach the supports to our top. These blocks are going to be made out of solid oak, they are going to be 3/4 inches by 3/4 inches by what ever the length is. What we are going to do we are going to cut these blocks, we are going to drill pilot holes so we could put screws in to hold these together. I have set my saw to 3/4 inches, my stock is 3/4 inches so this will give me a nice piece to use as attachment block. Now that I have my piece cut to the correct size I'm going to go ahead and make some pilot holes on both sides of this. Next we are going to take a larger bit and drill down to a 1/4 of inch so we counter sink our screw. We are going to do this on two sides.