Build Desk Top
Glue up the 2×6 boards to make the desk top. This desktop was made of rough-cut knotty alder, which was milled to the nominal thickness and width of a 2×6 board. If using pine boards purchased from a home improvement store, pocket hole joinery for the desk top is highly recommended.
Apply wood glue to the entire edge of each of the boards. Clamp together and let cure for several hours or overnight. If using pocket joinery, drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes into the sides of the boards and join together with 2 1/2″ pocket screws, in addition to the wood glue.