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Acacia desk and storage for working from home

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Acacia desk and storage for working from home

Hi there,


I have been thinking for a while to do an upgrade on our spare room with a small office desk. We have a day bed so I figured that the optimal configuration would be to have a long desk that I can also use for storage.

With the current COVID19 restrictions, I actually expedited the project.


Therefore, I bought myself a Acacia Solid board (2200 x 600 x 26mm) on Bunnings. Great and cheap alternative.



For now, I used old legs and a did a 70x45mm Treated pine structure to hold the desk. However, my goal is the following:

  • Seal the board and perhaps fade it a bit with white paint.
  • Install white timber legs
  • Install white timber structure
  • Install a mobile storage under the desk

My first question for this project is how to seal the board properly with a cheap and easy alternative. It is great timber (which has been slightly oiled) but is currently very porous and rough. 


Budding Contributor

Re: Acacia Desk and Storage Working From Home

Design for the supports would be similar to the one attached (very rough).





Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Acacia Desk and Storage Working From Home

Hello @maccifo


Thank you so much for sharing your Acacia Desk and Storage project. 


The 2200 x 600 x 26mm Acacia Solid Oiled Hardwood Project Panel has an oil seal on it that can be sanded away. I suggest using the Ozito ¼ Sheet Orbital Sander to get a nice even finish on the top and bottom of the benchtop. If you are after just a clear sealer I suggest using Cabot's 1L Satin Clear Benchtop Timber Finish. It is rated for benchtop use and will provide a solid cover, even with everyday use. Please keep us updated, we look forward to seeing your desk built and ready for use.


Here is a link to one of our featured projects: Computer desk build by @Nham 


Here is a handy step-by-step guide: How to restore wooden furniture


If you need more advice or information, please let us know.




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