Instead of using thicker pieces of timber, we opted for 1″x12″ pine boards, cut down to about seven foot lengths by the gentle, grumpy hands of Home Depot employees. The brackets are 12″ L-brackets, which I opted to spray paint Rustoleum matte black. After sanding everything down, I stained all the wood with a mix of Minwax’s Walnut and English Chestnut, which is basically the same as my favorite Jacobean stain that I think they stopped making.
If husband needed to share an office space with me in the future. I think this would be a great way to do it. Plus, he totally doesn't need a WHOLE desk. ;) I also just like it because it's a huge work space. I like big space.