Corner Desk

There are many types of desks that you can buy or build, however a corner desk is a great way to utilize space in offices or bedrooms. Finding a pre-manufactured corner desk can be complicated and pricey so the best thing to do is often to create your own and customize it to fit in your space, thereby making it as large or as small needed.

What You Will Need:

  • Three wooden sheets that are ½ inch by 30 inches by 30 inches.
  • Power Saw.
  • Level.
  • Sandpaper.
  • A wood strip measuring ½ inch by ½ inch by 30 inches.
  • Wood glue.
  • Nail gun or hammer and nails 1 ½ inch.
  • Painters putty.

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Optional Items:

  • Stain for the wood (optional).
  • Paint brush if you decide to stain the surface of the corner desk.

Getting Started:

Make sure you’ve decided on the best location in your home to place the desk.  It may be best if you do this project in the room you’re going to utilize it in to ensure that the floor is level when you start assembly. Line the floor with a tarp or something that’s easy to clean so there’s no sawdust left on the floor.

  • Using your power saw cut one of the wooden sheets in half making two triangular pieces.
  • Set up the two square pieces of wood in an L-shape. Make sure that they line up properly by utilizing your level. If the floor isn’t level you can use your sandpaper to sand down the square edges.
  • Sand the lumber twice to give it a smooth finish. The first time you sand use rough sandpaper and on the second pass use fine sandpaper.
  • If you’re going to stain the corner desk use one coat of your desired shade.

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  • Place the two wooden squares and the wooden strip in the shape of an L. Place this in the center of the “L.”
  • Glue the shape together and secure with nails on each edge. Wipe off any extra glue and take a breather while it dries!
  • Set the triangular piece of wood on top of your L-shaped desk, glue and then secure tightly with nails.
  • In order to hide the nail heads use your wood putty. Wipe off any excess and let dry.
  • If desired place another coat of stain over the visible portion of the wood and allow it to dry.

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Once everything has dried completely it should be ready to go and start using. It’s a fairly easy process to create your own corner desk and much less expensive. Creating your own corner desk allows you to be creative and select the type of wood as well as the stain to give it your own unique style and flare.

If you want you can build the corner desk larger or add drawers, the choice is yours! You can customize the look and feel of the desk anyway you’d like and with just a little bit of hard work you can have it ready in no time. You can enlist the help of your friends and family to speed up the process.
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