Want to build your own desk? Get inspired with these 20 cheap DIY desk ideas that are all easy and beginner-friendly! Choose your favorite desk plan and start building today!
If you work from home or have kids that homeschool or do homework at home, one thing you definitely need to have is a good desk. A desk is crucial for keeping all of your work and/or school stuff in one spot.
I’ve also found that having a desk while working remotely sets up a good work/life boundary because when you’re working from home sometimes that work starts to creep into your home life when your dining room table is scattered with your laptop and work papers.
Having a separate place to keep your work things is one way to set up some healthy work/life balance and boundaries. Even if it is just a cloffice (think closet in an office), it’s helpful to have some separation.
In height of the office exodus during the pandemic, there was a major furniture shortage and desks were one of the hardest things to find in stores! Even now, a couple of years later…there are still supply chain issues and can be major shipping time lags in buying furniture.
For this (and so many other reasons) you may be wanting to build your own DIY desk! So today I’m pulling out all of the stops with these cheap DIY desk ideas! Get inspired and build your own using one of these genius easy beginner-friendly woodworking tutorials!
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This easy DIY desk can be built for about $40 and uses just 4 woodworking tools! It's a great beginner DIY woodworking project.
This simple desk is made from plywood and 2x2 boards for easy construction, put together using pocket hole joinery to ensure that it is sturdy.
The best part of this wooden desk design is that it can be configured into a desk pod using 2 or 3 or 4. They can be set up several different ways, read more to get the plans and see how you can set up your desk pod.
I love the minimalist modern boho vibe of this desk! The industrial look of concrete is warmed up by the wooden sawhorse legs and there's even a bit of storage with shelves added to the legs.
Making the concrete top yourself will save you money and it really isn't as hard as you may think. In order to hold up the concrete top, you'll have to DIY your sawhorse legs so that they are more substantial than the ones you would buy.
The whole project will be worth the effort when you end up with a DIY desk that looks like this! Read more for the full tutorial to make your own.
Plywood and 2x2s are all you need to make this functional desk that sports a modern A-frame design.
It's an easy build, using just four tools, that will look great in any space you add it to. Two drawers and a storage cubby make this the perfect desk for your office or even for a teen that needs a homework space.
Use an awkward nook and turn it into an office or homework station by adding a built-in floating desk.
This floating desk is made just like you would make built-in shelving, using braces attached to the wall for your desktop to sit on. An apron front hides the braces from view and gives it a finished look.