If you have ever had to work from home, you’d know how important having a home office can be. Not only does it help with your productivity but also gives you a comfortable space to work. Besides, it adds functionality and ensures that everything is in the right place. When it comes to choosing home office furniture, the desk plays the most critical role. Although buying a customized desk from the market can be super expensive, there are many DIY options out there to help you build the most appropriate desk for your specific needs. Using those DIY options, you can create a corner desk, standing desk, or any other type of desk you prefer.
In this article, we will discuss some inspiring DIY office desk ideas for you to consider:
DIY Standing Desk
These desks can be very expensive when bought from the market. Therefore, building one at home can be the most economical option. Items for building DIY standing desks can be bought from any hardware store. Besides, these desks are easy to build and a lot of information can be found on the internet about how to build them.
Design a new desk from scratch
This is a little complex project but completely doable with some careful planning and construction. Building a new desk with custom design and features may not be the easiest job, but it’s the best way to get exactly what you want.
You can use a solid old door for the tabletop while pieces of pine for legs. To create space for cables and cords, keep the center of the legs hollow. Once the structure is ready, give it a fresh paint job to make it usable.
DIY mini laptop desk
Portable laptops are very popular these days. They are smaller but more practical than regular laptops because of how easy they are to carry around. To build a DIY desk for your mini laptop, first, cut your preferred size of a laminated piece of pine for tabletop and simple pine for legs. Next, you’ll need to cut the edges, leg tops, and leg bases. Once you are done with these steps, it’s time to assemble desktop using adhesive/screws and give it a fresh paint job.
Birch and aluminum desk
This particular desk can be designed to serve various purposes in different styles. Typically, this desk is large enough to write notes, spread out an open notebook, and be used as a computer table. Moreover, it’s stylish and more durable than many other DIY desks.
Materials to be used:
- Birch plywood
- Acrylic sheet
- Douglas fir
- Aluminum angle
- Galvanized steel flashing
- Stainless screws
- Hanger bolts
- Tee nuts
- Double stick tape
Despite this seemingly long list, you’ll be surprised to see how easy it is to build this desk. You just need to pay attention to the detail.
You can save a lot of money by building a custom desk. This desk will give you the freedom to have your desired style and functionality without spending big.
To build such a desk, you will initially need to decide on the required dimensions and buy wood for the desktop.
Once you have the wood, sand and stain it. Next, use a foam brush to apply fresh paint to it. For the base, you can use cabinets and place planks on top of them. These planks can then be lined up and secured as you want.
Using cabinets will give you plenty of storage space to hide unwanted items.
DIY standing desk
To build a standing computer table Pakistan, you’ll need a table which you can buy from the market or build all by yourself. Apart from that, you’ll need a second top and brackets which can be placed on top of each other. After you have successfully integrated these pieces, you’ll have an amazingly functional standing desk without spending a lot of cash.
Wall mounted desk
You can build this desk with a couple of wood planks and some cables or hinges attached to the edges. You must also have weight constraints on the material you choose.
This desk is probably the easiest and simplest on our list. It’s minimal in design and offers a perfect platform to use a computer/laptop and place other relevant stuff.
Mid-century modern desk
If you want to give your space a different vibe or if you love mid-century vibe but your current décor doesn’t represent it, consider going with this option.
First of all, pick up a pair of table legs with height similar to that of modern dressers. Then attach those legs to the underside of the table and you will have an absolutely gorgeous desk for your space.
Floating Desk/Console Combo
Bringing minimalism to your space means using the least possible components to gain maximum results. So if you prefer minimalism, go with a combo of DIY floating desk and console.
To build a floating desk, you will just need to buy some elbow grease and a few boards from the market. By using your imagination, you could create something very cool, chic, and functional for your space. For bonus points, remove or set aside the chair and pair your floating desk with a working console. This will give your home office the exact same look as in professional workplaces.
If you’re a fan of industrial style, your desk doesn’t necessarily have to be made of roughhewn wood to give out the edgy industrial vibe you love.
You can achieve the same effect with pipes. Yes, galvanized pipes can be used as legs for a clean desktop to create an attractive home office desk.
So, these are some of our DIY desk ideas that you can use to avoid spending money on buying office furniture online. Try them out and let us know if they worked for you.