DIY Desks For Your Home Office

Those who work from home know just how important having a work conducive, and aesthetically pleasing space in your home truly is. When it comes down to it, your desk is the most integral part within the home office, and playing this key player up isn’t as expensive or difficult as you think. There are a ton of great ways you can dress up your computer desk, and we have just the solution to your style rut:

1. Inspiration: Pottery Barn


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To pull of this Pottery Barn inspired look, take a corner desk and a pair of file cabinets. Paint them a nice, clean white. Remove all legs and hardware attached to the desk, and add braces on the back corner. Viola! How lovely does white look? And your cabinets look so much better!

2. DIY Standing Desk

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Save space with this clever standing desk! Now, the standard standing desk can be pretty expensive, but getting inventive with what you have lying around, plus a run to IKEA, is all you need to get something as pretty and fully functional as this standing desk right at home.

3. Building and Designing your own desk

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Now this tip is a little bit more for those who love to get hands on with their material. The project, for all its elaborate details, is a project that’s relatively easy when you have a sense of what to do. For this great DIY tutorial for your own table, begin with a nice, sturdy wooden door. You’ll want it broad and smooth.


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The table’s legs were two pieces of pine glued together to create the sawhorse style. Allow to legs to be hallow for your wires and cords and the like, a nice and discreet way to have your electrical devices firmly planted to your table. and it makes things less cluttered, too! Sand, prime, and paint. You’re all set!

4. How To Build  A Mini Laptop Desk

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I think we can all agree on the fact that mini laptops are the bomb. Compact, portable, and super cute. This little hero deserves a desk of its own, and creating your mini laptop desk will only set you back by a couple of bucks. You’ll want to take the measurements you want for how big you want the wooden pieces to be. You’ll want to use pine that’s laminated for the top, pine legs, and a circular saw.


Once the pieces are cut, cut an alcove. Using a coin as your template,  as well as a jigsaw that has a scroll blade will help. Cut out the edges. Using a small miter saw, cut the legs (tops and bases) and  front risers, using a circular saw to cut the shelf’s front edge. Taking your screws and adhesive, assemble the desktop. Drilling pilot holes at the top, attach legs with wood screws on each side, and plugging  the screw holes securely, let the paint run!

5. Home Studio Desk


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To accomplish this style, all you need is a table top, as well as four legs. For your monitor ot desktop you can add another desk up top. Hide all the messy wiring and presto! Your very own command center, and it’s so incredibly budget friendly!


Number four is sure to get you all riled up. With its clean lines and modern design, it’s perfect for flipping a text book over, or getting some paper work done. Functional and chic, how stylishly convenient.

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As the name dictates, you’re going to need some birch plywood, acrylic sheet, douglas fir, some aluminum angles, some precut sections of galvanized steel, a couple of stainless screws, a couple of bolts and tee nuts, about a can of polyurethane finish, all purpose glue, double sided tape, some car wax, wide tape, and aluminum foil. The list’s a gander, but it’s fairly easy to put together, like the other styles on our list.

7. A Build-Your-Own Desk Under $30


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You don’t need to drop those dollars on an insanely over priced desk, when you can customize and build your very own at the comofrt of your home for under 30 bucks! Start off with using a 9 centimeter wide CLS, we’ll be using this for the desk’s frame and legs. Get your hands on a 6 centimeter, CLS as well, for visible support. You’ll need an 18 milimeter plywood to produce the desktop. Cutting it into 4 inch planks, put it on your desktop, placing small space between each of the planks. After screwing and gluing everything to keep it secure, paint it anyway you like!

8. Custom Desk

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Cabinets are a great base for desks, and they’re great for storing your things, too! They add style and serve function. To make the most out of your purchase, go for cabinets in a nice cut and simple design, something that goes well with the material of the table. Wood is great material for both the desk and your cabinets. Add to add more character to your table top, painting it with foam brushes gives it a nice touch.

9. DIY Standing Desk

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Upcycling should be a thing, because it’s green and efficient! Taking an existing table top lying around your home, pile another table top over it. Secure. Done.

10. Electronic Desk

We’ll be having some fun with a blow torch for this one.

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After a nice sanding, move your blow torch at a horizontal angle over and have fun. Afterwards, apply a wet cloth over it and allow it to begin the staining process. Add glass and legs, and you’re done!

11. Murphy Style wall-Mounted Desk

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Taking a piece of chunky wood, begin applying hinges and cables to the edges.  After applying a fool proof support system, mount it to the wall. There you have it! A chic, minimalist desk that you can also fold up when not in use. Ah, clever.

12. Shelf Supported DIY Desk


Just about as useful as cabinets are, desks add functionality and style to your table. Grab a great table top, prime as you go, paint it the way you like. Tada!

13. Mid Century Modern Desk


Itching for a modern desk, but only have one dresser available to mount it on? Never fear, for you’ve been blessed with a corners and walls aplenty. after choosing your nook, begin by adding legs to your dresser, giving it some height. Put a chic, clean cut table top to give it that mid century vibe you’re after. There you have it, original and fresh.

14. Updated Straight Legged Table


Feast your eyes on the incredible interior design of those table legs! Adding personality to your desk just got a whole lot more fun and creative. Making your work space look incredible doesn’t have to be expensive or much. It’s all about the details you put into it. Table legs with a cool pattern or interior design? A++

15. DIY Desk With Vintage Sewing Machine Table Legs


Take a cue from these table legs, ladies and gents! Vintage and stylish can be hunted down in flea markets in the like for a great price! Add personality and flare to your work space. Having these intricate, vintage, steal legs is a gift you and your work space deserve.

16. Industrial Pipe Leg Desk

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Using galvanized pipes as table legs is perfect for that fresh, nautical, industrial feel! Efficient as well as stylish, this idea is one for the books.

17. Minimalist  Floating Desk


Number 17 is all about Minimalist details! An efficient desk in modern colors, nice lines, and it floats! Saving space and having such a cute work space has never been easier to achieve. Create your floating desk by piecing together a shelf in the form of a rectangle, and then attach like so with your angles and screws.  Enjoy!

18. DIY Double Desk


A double desk that’s double duty and isn’t double the cost or effort? we have it right here. with your bookshelf, extend a table top from it and apply legs like so. Yes, that’s it. You’re done, and you’re right, it is too good to be true!

19. Sawed Apart Table Desk


An ingenuous way to make the most out of the material you have lying around. Take a door or table top that’s due for the garbage pile, and put it to good use by cutting it in half. After  nice sanding, priming, and painting, attach the legs and go about doing the same procedure to the other half. The result? A classic work space fit for two people, symmetry, and elegance.

We hope you enjoyed these ideas for your next, grand DIY project! Don’t limit yourself to these, as the possibilities are endless. However, we’d love for you to try out our tips, because they’re a guaranteed winner at every point! Have fun!



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