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17 Modern & Absolutely Clever DIY Desk Ideas To Try

Save money with these DIY desk builds & repurposed desk project ideas

There are many ways that people look at creating their own furniture. You can either repurpose furniture that already exist or build something completely brand new. The home office is more important than ever!

And most of us are probably looking to upgrade it cheaply. Here are 16 modern DIY desk ideas to help inspire.

In our home, we have a mixture of new and old. We think this adds character, it better for the environment and cheaper to DIY. Now sometimes DIY projects end up being a little more expensive…

but hey at least you get precisely what you want.

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What to look for when repurposing a desk?

  • Make sure that it has a sturdy base or that you have a plan to fix any structural problems. You will see a Pottery Barn look-a-like that was a good piece to start with but got completely redone in order to make it a solid desk that will last.
  • If it is a wooden desk, dovetailed drawers are something to look for.
  • Do the drawers easily slide in and out? Is anything broken?
  • What is the desktop like? Are you planning on replacing it. If it is uneven or warped you will need a plan for this.
  • Think outside the box, is there a different piece of furniture that could work as a desk or desk storage

Tips to building a new desk

  • The standard desk is at least 30″ wide and 18″ deep. Make sure you are building a desk that fits your space. As you will see in the desk ideas below there are many different sizes you can build.
  • Create a drawing of what you want
  • Measure, measure, measure
  • Make sure to account for the proper height of your chair and the height of the desk. The last thing you want is a desk that is uncomfortable to sit at.
  • Decide on the type of wood. If you are painting your desk you probably can go for a cheaper wood than if you are staining.

Now let’s get inspired with these 17 amazing DIY office desk ideas!

DIY Desk Ideas

If your home office is in need of an inexpensive makeover, these DIY office desks are the place to start. The fun part is that there are desk ideas for any home decor style!

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These DIY desk ideas are sure to help you be more productive in your home office.

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