This step by step diy project is about computer 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. 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 bed. 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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The first step of the project is to assemble the monitor stand. Therefore, cut the components at the dimensions shown in the diagram.
Drill pocket holes along the bottom edges of the supports, then align them to the panel. Use a speed square to make sure the corners are square, before inserting 1 1/4″ screws.
Attach the tabletop to the frame. Align the edges, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the tabletop and insert 1 5/8″ screws into the partitions. Make sure you countersink the head of the screws so they are flush with the plywood panel.
Next, we need to frame the storage unit for the desk. Cut the plywood panels at 19 3/4″x29 1/4″ and drill pocket holes along the bottom edges. Place the panels so you have the pocket holes inward oriented. Align the edges and plumb them vertically, before inserting the 1 1/4″ screws.
Cut the shelves and drill pocket holes along both side edges. Attach the panels to the storage unit and then secure then to the sides with 1 1/4″ screws. Start attaching the shelves from the one closest to the tabletop up to the bottom panel.
Attach the side panel to the desk. Notice the pocket holes drilled along the bottom edge of the 3/4″ plywood panel. Align the edges flush with the tabletop and insert the 1 1/4″ screws to lock it into place.
Use a 1×2 boards for the aprons. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the sides with 1 1/4″ screws.
You need to fill the holes with wood putty or plugs and let it dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint / stain to enhance the look of the desk.
This is a compact desk with beautiful and simple design. If you are into modern designs with straight lines, this plan is the one for you.
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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