Building your own desk can seem a daunting task for those of us with limited experience when it comes to building your own furniture. After all, there are many different types of desks, and while some may involve the simplest of construction, others may involve extremely intricate components that require some real DIY know-how. Whether you’re a seasoned woodworker or a complete novice, don’t worry, as we’re going to provide you with many useful tips and hints to help you enjoy a successful outcome for your desk building endeavors.
Types and Styles
Building a desk is like saying that you’re going to buy a car. There are many different types and that single statement is not specific enough to help you get an idea on where you need to start. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular types so that you can first determine which one will best meet your needs.
Corner – These are great, in that they can help you make the most out of, what would otherwise be unused space in your home or office. These desks fit snuggly into any corner area, and also are great for ergonomic purposes, as each desk surface area will surround the individual so that they can simply swivel their chair to find a new area to work.
Computer – While any desk can potentially serve as a home for a computer, specifically, computer desks are built to be sturdy enough to house a computer while also having additional compartments to hold other components including the keyboard and any additional wires. Computer desks will require a little more knowledge when it comes to building, however, this will likely not include much more than a typical design except for perhaps a keyboard shelf.
Standing – Standing desks are the perfect solution for those who would otherwise spend much of their day sitting while working. Some people, for health or personal reasons, simply like to stand as opposed to sitting all day when working and a standing desk can easily afford you this opportunity.
Executive – For those who need everything work-related in one central location, an executive desk, also called a pedestal desk, can be just the thing you’re looking for. An executive desk will frequently include numerous drawers, cabinets and storage spaces, providing you with easy access to everything you need without ever having to leave your chair. They will require the most intricate construction of all types, however the increased functionality of the final result will be well worth the effort.
Building your own desk is something you can start today. As you will see, your first step will be to figure out exactly what your needs are, the design you want and then going out and purchasing the necessary materials to get the job done. Learning how to make a piece of furniture can be a fun and enjoyable process, whereby the end result will be something that will be both extremely useful to you as well as a never-ending source of pride.