How to Build a Desk with Varying Styles

Old School Desk with Drawers

Desk is a pivotal part of the house. There are many daily activities which require this furniture item, such as working and studying. If you are a crafty person, you might be interested in learning how to build a desk. You can easily get desk plans from various internet sources.

Building your own desk definitely demands a lot of effort. Sourcing materials and assembling them together are going to be quite exhausting. DIY desk has its own flare, though. Its finish is unmatched to other retail desks in the market.

Here are some plans to build gorgeous but functional desks like no other. Some of them do not require advanced woodworking skills.

Hanging Wall Chained Desk

Hanging Wall Chained Desk

This desk is suitable for those who do not have enough floor space but still expecting a fully functioning desk. It is hanging against the wall so you can still utilize the room below for other functions.

How to build a desk like this? First, you need to prepare a large wood slab. It should not be too thick or too heavy. After that, install the chains by drilling one end into room’s wall and the other end to corner of wood slab that is away from the wall.

Farmhouse Style Desk

Farmhouse Style Desk

People cannot seem to omit farmhouse style furniture in their house. It can give any room a comfortable cottage vibe. You can definitely build a DIY desk with this style easily.

In order to create the farmhouse typical wood pattern, you can look at several pictures on the internet. If you want a shortcut, it is possible to repurpose old farmhouse table into a work desk. Painting it in white color will amplify the feel too.

Scandinavian Style Leaning Desk

Scandinavian Style Leaning Desk

This desk is effortlessly beautiful. It looks like a staircase that is leaning against the wall. Since it does not look bulky, it is perfect for small room. This desk also provides plenty of storage space on top. The bottom of this ladder is used as the desk space.

If you want to know how to build a desk leaning against the wall, you should prepare five narrow but long wooden planks. Arrange the longest two as standing frame while the remaining planks serve as staircase.

Industrial Style Desk with Plenty Storage

Industrial Style Desk with Plenty Storage

Some people love industrial style desk since its design is simple, yet pretty catchy. This desk offers ample amount of storage for your work items. It also has rolling bottom which enables you to move it easily.

In order to build this desk, you can definitely use an old trolley. Industrial style is characterized by exposed hardware. It is possible to find used trolley that will fit as the bottom part of your work desk.

Rustic Desk with Compartments

Rustic Desk with Compartments

Rustic desk has never gone out of trend. It is able to enrich any room with poignant characteristics. This particular desk has compartments that can be opened up. The compartments can accommodate books and other thin items like laptop.

How to build a desk with rustic style cheaply? First of all, source classic pieces of wood at secondhand stores. Use the biggest piece as main frame. After that, you can arrange two wood planks to create compartment space in the desk leaf.

Standing Working Desk

Standing Working Desk

Some people prefer the freedom that working at standing desk gives. Even if it is tiring, standing for a long time is more desirable than sitting for a long time. This working desk is accommodating such need.

It is a type of floating desk that is installed to the wall. You need a thin wood plank as the table leaf. Attach wood to the wall by drilling then screwing the plank to your wall. The attachment must be snug enough so the table is secure.

Foldable Wall Desk

Foldable Wall Desk

Some people need a table that is not intrusive since they do not have enough space. Foldable table provides a nice solution. When needed, you can have conventional table. When it is not required, it can be folded away to clear up some space.

How to build a desk that can be folded? This desk consists of three separate parts that are connected by hinges. There are: part that is attached to the wall, table leaf, and the legs.

Hardwood Corner Desk

Hardwood Corner Desk

Even if you can only allocate a small space at the corner of your room, it is possible to still have regal working space. This hardwood desk definitely does that. It looks magnificent, even if the size is small.

In order to build this L-shaped desk, you need to build two separate desks that represent each section. Once the two desks have been made, they are connected together in the middle to create seamless L shape.

Minimalist Desk with Hairpin Legs

Minimalist Desk with Hairpin Legs

The design of this particular desk is very simple. Its leaf part has clean cut look with defined edges. Meanwhile, the legs are made of thin metal pins shaped like V. The storage is not spacious but it can keep some of your books and even laptop securely.

The first thing to do in how to build a desk like this one is building storage with two sets of planks. Smaller wooden pieces are used to provide space between these two planks. After that, install four metal pins on four corners to keep the desk standing.

  1. Tiny Triangle Corner Desk

Tiny Triangle Corner Desk

Living inside tiny space hinders your ability to have full size furniture items, including work desk. Small size furniture is not equal to non-functioning furniture, though. This tiny triangle shape desk is still able to accommodate your activity.

To build this desk, you only need to allocate a corner of your room. Prepare a tiny wood plank that can fit snuggly into that corner. Install the desk by drilling and screwing the wood into room’s corner.

Tall Desk with Sawhorse Legs

Tall Desk with Sawhorse Legs

Tall desk is a nice desk design if you want to have the options for working while standing up and sitting down. You only need to pair it with bar style stool in order to make it more functional.

The legs of this desk are sawhorse type of legs. How to build a desk with such legs? You can create the legs by assembling metal sawhorse bracket with long wood pieces. This desk requests for four brackets and four wood legs. Once the legs have been assembled, you just need to secure heavy wood plank on top.

Filing Cabinet Desk

Filing Cabinet Desk

This table looks unique and unlike other tables you will find in furniture shops. It is comfortable and super practical since the desk has plentiful storage. The desk is very easy to arrange, though. You do not need specific woodworking skills for it.

Place two used filing cabinets separate from each other (about a foot distance or a little more). Top the cabinet with a hardwood plank. Secure the structure by nailing the wood into cabinets.

Industrial Desk with Copper Pipes

Industrial Desk with Copper Pipes

It is another industrial desk that looks nice inside any home. The copper material provides metallic touch that looks incredibly unique. It is a DIY project that requires more advanced skills.

How to build a desk of this style? You need to source used copper pipes. They need to be at top condition so that you will not have to polish them anymore. The pipes are assembled together as the desk’s frame before adding wood planks as shelving units and leaf.

Bar Style Office Desk

Bar Style Office Desk

It is a nice way to utilize small space in optimum manner. Sitting at the desk will give you a sense of being at a cafe somewhere. This desk is able to accommodate two to three people easily.

Two thin planks are required to do this job. They must be secured tightly to the wall so there is no risk of it falling down mid usage. The two planks are assembled together at room’s corner.

Elegant Desk with Milk Crates for Storage

Elegant Desk with Milk Crates for Storage

 

It is a simple desk that is functional and has plenty of storage space. The crates are open and easy to access, which means that you will be able to clean it easily. There is plenty of room below the desk too.

Do you want to know how to build a desk with milk crates? Arrange two stacks of crates with one foot distance. Each stack consists of two structurally stable crates. Place a wood plank on top of those stacks. You can secure the plank with wires or screw.

Old School Desk with Drawers

Old School Desk with Drawers

This computer desk is really bulky. It is going to remind you of school desk at decades ago. It is definitely sturdy enough to endure years of usage. The desk is also equipped with functional storage.

It does not require too advanced skill. You only need to cut planks into well working desk but leaving some space for two drawers.

These DIY desks should really gain your interest in building a special desk. It is going to cost you a lot less. If you are not really handy, there are plenty tutorials on how to build a desk.

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