If you’ve ever been a student or worked from home then we’re sure you already know the importance of having a great desk in one’s home office, bedroom, or whatever nice, sunny spot it’ll fit in. We’ve been looking for a nice, new desk as of late but we’re convinced that we could make one that we’ll like just as much if not more as one that we might buy in stores. That’s why we’ve been scouring the Internet for awesome DIY desk plans to get us started.
1. DIY giant wooden desk
Does your work involve a need for a lot of space for all of the stuff you need and things you’re doing while you’re at it? Then you might need a larger desktop that than average design will give you! That’s why we thought this particular tutorial from The Sorry Life was such a good idea. Take a better look at their instructions to see how it’s done.
2. X-frame farmhouse office desk
Do you really like the idea of making a wooden desk that might give the place a slightly rustic feel, but you’d prefer more of a farmhouse chic look than regular rustic wood? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along a little better with this directly farmhouse inspired design featuring an X-frame. Get the full plans on Handmade Haven.
3. Simple DIY desk with drawers
Perhaps you’re looking for a simple desk pattern that you can practice your basic building skills on because you’re new to the game but you’re still feeling determined? Well, if you’re really determined to make it entirely from scratch then we’d definitely suggest looking at this nice, detailed tutorial outlined step by step on Fix This, Build That.
4. DIY IKEA hack desk
Do you consider yourself a little better at putting furniture together well than you do at actually building things from scratch but you still like the feeling of using pre-made pieces to make something cool? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this IKEA hack desk idea from The Daily DIYer that gives you good basket storage on each side!
5. DIY adjustable hardwood standing desk
The idea of making not just a standing desk but one that’s adjustable might sound a little bit out of reach as a DIY process, but it’s actually not if you’re open for a little more of a challenge! This plan featured step by step on Tommy Tompkins actually teaches you how to make or install all the right pieces to create yourself your very own standing desk that you can raise or lower as you need.
6. Easy IKEA hack desk with cubby shelves
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making an IKEA desk with storage but the things you need to keep by your desk for work don’t fit very well in baskets? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better making one that gives you cubby style storage instead! Get the full plans for making it happen on Pretty Providence!
7. Rustic L-shaped double desk
Maybe you’re still interested in both the X-frame desk and the idea of building your very own desk from scratch and you’re really having trouble deciding between the two in order to choose a kind of desk to make? Then here’s a great tutorial that will give you both possibilities in one place and piece! Get the full details for making it happen on Handmade Haven.
8. DIY wooden sawhorse desk
Did we catch your attention with the idea of a rustic wooden desk but you’d prefer it to be more stylized, old fashioned, and upcycled rather than being really weathered or reclaimed? Then we’d be willing to bet that this wooden sawhorse desk outlined in nice, clear detail on It All Started With Paint might be a little more up your alley!
9. Simple wood and filing cabinets desk
Did we really catch your eye with the mention of upcycling in order to make a desk but sawhorses weren’t exactly what you had in mind? Well, if drawers sound like a useful thing for you to involve, then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way My Passion for Decor made a desk from two painted filing cabinets and a large wooden plant on top for the desktop.
10. Simple plywood desktop with painted hairpin metal legs
Even though you like the idea of having a wooden desktop quite a lot, do you still have a preference for furniture styles that are a lot more minimalist than some of what you’ve seen so far? Then we have more than a small suspicion that this plywood desk and painted hairpin leg table outlined in nice homemade steps on A Beautiful Mess might be a little more along the lines of what you’re looking for.
11. Potting bench desk made with distressed wood
For the things that you want to store around your desk, are you convinced it would be easier to reach up when you want something rather than to lean down and start searching through drawers? Then we think building a raised shelf along with your desktop, like you see in this potting bench style desk design, might be precisely what you’re looking for! See how you can make one for yourself in more detail on Meedee Design.
12. Glass top covered pallet wood desk
Maybe you’re actually completely in love with the idea of using reclaimed wood in your desk making process but, for what you’re planning to use it for, you need a really smooth, even surface, rather than bumpy wood? Then we have a feeling you’re going to love the way Simple Stylings made a compromise by covering the reclaimed boards of their desktop in glass in order to get the best of both worlds.
13. Desk in a closet
Maybe the problem with your desk making plan isn’t actually the desk or design itself but rather the space you have available, which is very limited? Well, if you happen to have a spare closet you can reclaim by redistributing whatever is inside, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Houseful of Handmade created a desk and whole study area in that closet for a space efficient solution!
14. Upcycled vintage mod desk
Have you actually been feeling like maybe the best style to suit your space would actually be a slightly old fashioned one, but you don’t find that the mid-century design you’re looking for ever comes in the colours and finishes you wish it did? Then we think you might make great use of this tutorial from A Little Craft in Your Day that outlines how you can paint one of the ones you’ve found for a colour popping mod look!
15. Bar height desk with tall stools
Have you always preferred sitting up high with lots of light to hunkering down at an expansive low desk because you find it more comfortable and productive? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way A Beautiful Mess created this bar height and high seating desk solution that fills a corner and its perfect for typing based work!
Do you know another avid crafter or DIY enthusiast who adores the idea of making their very own desk but could use a little bit of guidance and inspiration? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of ideas and help along the way!