This step by step diy project is about corner desk plans. This design is about a super easy to make desk for your office, using just common materials so you keep the costs down and get the job done in one weekend. This desk goes to the corner, therefore saving space and giving you a super large surface to work on. As always, my woodworking plans come with step by step diagrams and full Cut / Shopping lists, so you can build this project in a few hours with basic tools and materials you can find at most DIY stores.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the desk. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws.
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Corner Desk Plans – PDF Download
Cut + Materials List
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Pocket Hole Jig
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Corner Desk Plans – PDF Download
The first step of the project is to assemble the frames for the two storage units. Therefore, you need to cut the components from 3/4″ plywood at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal shelves.
Align the edges flush, making sure the corners are square. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to assemble the units, after drilling the pocket holes on both sides of the shelves.
Next, attach the 1×4 trims to the base of the units. Make 45 degree bevel cuts to both ends of the trims, as shown in the image. Align the edges and secure them into place with 1 1/4″ nails and glue.
Next, we need to attach the 1/4″ plywood to the back of the storage units. Align the edges flush and insert 1 1/4″ nails to lock it to the frame of the unit. Make sure you align the edges flush.
We continue the project by assembling the frame for the corner tabletop. Therefore, cut the components from 1×3 lumber and drill pocket holes at both ends of the 34 1/4″ components. Assemble everything with 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to the joints.
Add the rest of the components to the tabletop frame. Drill pocket holes to the new components and secure them to the frame and to one another with 1 1/4″ screws and pocket holes. Make sure the corners are square and align everything with attention. (notice the frame is rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise, camera view)
Use 1×3 for the diagonal support, as well. Make 45 degree bevel cuts to the components and then secure it to the frame with 1 1/4″ screws and glue.
After assembling the corner frame, we need to attach it to the two storage units. Align the edges flush and use a spirit level to make sure the frame is horizontal. In addition, we need to work on a perfectly level surface. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the side storage units.
Attach the 3/4″ plywood tops to the storage units. Align the edges to have 1 1/2″ overhangs on the side and to the front. Drill pilot holes through the storage unit and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the top.
Cut and attach the corner top to the furniture project. Align the edges and leave no room between the top panels. You can secure the corner top to the frame with pocket holes. Drill pocket holes through the frame and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the tabletop.
Last but not least, we need to take care of the drawers. Therefore, we will be using 1×8 lumber and cut the components at the dimensions illustrated in the image. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 19 1/4″ long slats. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to assemble the drawers.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the bottom of the drawers. Drill pocket holes along the panel, as shown in the diagram. Align everything with attention and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the bottom to the side frame.
Cut the drawer fronts from 3/4″ plywood and then smooth the edges flush. Center the fronts to the drawers, so you get 1 1/4″ side overhangs. Clamp the fronts to the drawers, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws through the drawer into the fronts. You need to insert at least 2 screws for each front.
Set the drawer pulls, making sure they are aligned to the center. In addition, you need to leave a 1/8″ clearance gaps from the drawer to the bottom of the storage unit. A trick would be to use play cards. We need the gap to facilitate the drawer sliding in and out.
Using these plans you will have equal 1/2″ gaps between the drawer and the side of the storage unit. Most drawer slides are suitable for 1/2″ gaps, but make sure they are designed for this before making the purchase. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for the proper installation of the drawer slides. The package usually comes with a template and the appropriate screws to get the job done.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with sandpaper, after it dries out. Apply a few coats of paint / stain, to enhance the look of the project.
I also have Premium Plans for this desk, a full PDF file that also comes with a cut layout diagram (shows you how to cut the components from the materials, so you get minimum waste). See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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