Ever wanted a new computer desk but didn’t feel inclined to fork over at least a couple hundred bucks to buy one? Yeah, others have been there, too. But many didn’t realize they could keep a lid on their wallet. So they made the purchase and got the desk. Sadly, little did they know they could’ve assembled it themselves – and, as a result, saved a wad of cash. The good news is you’re about to learn what many people wish they’d known. And that’s how to build a desk in vintage DIY-style. Ready to broaden your horizons and maybe even have your mind a little blown? Following are a few ways to build a computer desk on your own and avoid breaking the bank.
The Nuts and Bolts
Before buying your wood, start out by measuring your workspace. This will let you know roughly how wide your desk can be. Once you’ve done this and purchased your wood and other supplies you’ll need, it’s time to start piecing it all together. Even though you’ve measured your workspace, you will still need to cut the boards to the dimensions that will accommodate your desktop and legs. Also, don’t forget to paint or stain the different parts of the desk as you see fit. Finally, use wood screws to put everything together. These will ensure your finished desk is built to last.
Cheery wood, elm, cedar, maple and rosewood all work when building a desk. The choice is really just a matter of personal preference. For a full list of tools you may need, click here. Now check out one or more of the three short videos below. These will give you a step-by-step guide on how to build your homemade DIY desk.
Bet you didn’t know building a computer desk could be so easy … or cheap. Now, not only do you know how to build a desk on your own, but you can tell your friends. Maybe they’ll find the info above just as informative and helpful as you did. In any case, don’t ever hesitate to contact us at Fairway of the Carolinas. We’re always available to answer any questions you have and send you down the road toward a great home purchase or refinance. Contact us today or leave a comment below. We look forward to serving you!