While rearranging our home to prepare for 4 kids doing homework at the same time, we realized we needed another desk. My 13 year old happened to be punished from all electronics at the time so he took ownership of the idea and and design of the desk. We decided to use wood from some pallets I got from a local pet shop and had just finished breaking them up. The only new wood we used was 4, 8ft 2×4’s that we glued together and cut down to 3″x3″ table legs (Here is the site I used for the legs). It wasn’t too difficult, but when you use pallet wood there are always unexpected little obstacles you need to work through. We finished the wood using this technique on beyondthepicketfence. The skirt is attached using pocket screws. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I will answer them.
Here are the pics: