Recently, my husband started working from home and so we had to convert part of our basement into a home office. We searched online for a desk, and went to the local furniture store, but everything was either too big, too ugly, or too expensive.

This work-from-home situation is somewhat temporary so we didn’t want to spend a ton of money, but in the meantime, he still needs a space that is functional and comfortable to spend his day. Naturally, we decided to go the DIY route and create a desk that is exactly what we love without the price tag. Thank goodness for DIY office desk tutorials.

    This is one of the easiest DIY office desks. It’s a simple board on top of filing cabinets, how easy is that? I love the dark stain of the wood on top of white filing cabinets. This is also a very inexpensive option, especially if you can find old filing cabinets and paint them to look like new.desk-1

Over the Big Moon

    Ok don’t get overwhelmed. This DIY desk is definitely a bigger option, but it is much easier than it looks. I love the open shelves which can be used as décor or for function, depending on what you need. It’s a beautiful option that is cheaper than  you think.desk-2

Shanty 2 Chic

    On the other end of the spectrum, this is a more simple option from Shanty 2 Chic. If you only need a simple desk, this is an easy way to create a beautiful piece. If you need more space, you could make two or more and put them together in an L or U shape.desk-3

Shanty 2 Chic

    This desk looks a lot more complicated than it actually is. It starts with prefabricated cabinets from any hardware store. Then a simple laminate top hold everything together. It looks beautiful, professional, and has plenty of space for two. Can you believe that this is in a room that is only 10×10? Talk about maximizing space!desk-4How To Nest for Less

    I love using crates for anything and everything. It creates such a beautiful look that is easy to pull together. The crates double as supports as well as shelf storage space. This is a great option for a bedroom as well as a small home office space.desk-5Desire To Inspire

    For storage desk overload, you cant go wrong with this customized craft desk using cube storage for supports which give you 27 bins, baskets, or shelves of storage space. 27! That’s jaw-droppingly amazing people!


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