I am so excited to share with you our new, custom computer desk plans. Since we work on this blog together a lot, we desperately needed an office desk that would sit two people comfortably.
One thing that we love to do at our house is use old things in new ways, it is a great budget saver and less wasteful. We were able to use parts of an old walnut desk that we received for free. At the time I took the desk, I did not know exactly how I was going to use it, but I knew that it had potential.
After some thought of what we wanted in a new computer desk I realized that I could use the top of the old desk for our new desk. It is very strong and can easily span six feet without any middle supports. Because, we wanted it as open as possible for plenty of leg room and no supports to bump our knees on.
Today, I wanted to only show you our design and we will be posting about the final product soon. So stay tuned to see how the actual desk turned out.
Below is a list of the tools and materials that I used on this project. You will also find the steps that I used to assemble the desk
List of tools used:
- circular saw
- miter saw
- Kreg jig
- orbital sander
List of materials used:
- old wood desk top
- 2×4 lumber
- 1×4 lumber
- white latex paint
- walnut stain
- angle brackets
Below I have attached images of the steps that I used, for you to see how I assembled my custom computer desk.
This length is optional, depending on how long you want your desk. Mine are 67″ long.
This is where the Kreg Jig for pocket hole joints comes in handy. I used pocket holes here because I wanted to disassemble the desk to make it easy to move around the house, since it is a big desk.
the final custom computer desk
Check out the reveal for more pictures here.
What do you think?
Do you want to build one to?
Let us know if you do and how it turned out.
Have fun building and be safe!
I am the husband of the amazing Cassity of Remodelaholic. I love to problem solve and to design and build things inside and outside the house to make life better. I am a professional Landscape Architect by trade and love the outdoors.