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15 Easy Designs for a DIY Desk

DIY Standing Desk Long gone are the days when desks were reserved for the classroom or the office. Even if you don’t work from home, chances are you have a computer there—and need a place to conduct business (or check in on various Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts). So as we welcome desks into our homes, why not make them an extension of our personal styles?

There’s no better way to meet your personal home office requirements than to build your own desk. DIY desk plans are abundant, and there’s surely one that suits your style. You don’t need to start from scratch, if you don’t want to. Use elements that you already have, like file cabinets and cubbie systems. Reuse, recycle, or upcycle nearly anything from a pallet to plywood. Even a couple stools and a simple plank can come together for a DIY desk that’s easy on the eyes.

In general, a 28- or 30-inch high work surface is most comfortable for writing, with a somewhat lower height (24 or 28 inches) being best for typing. And you should allow about a two-foot width to accommodate knees. A conventional office desk is about 30 inches deep. But in the end, you can build your own desk however you want—whatever would work best to the suit the space and your individual need. From free and easy to time-intensive labors of love, here are 15 DIY desk projects that will get you excited to get to work.