Every business that is operated or managed from home will require some sort of workspace, but not all will require an office in the traditional sense.
If you operate a freelance photography business, for example, your main workspace maybe your darkroom. If you operate an automotive paint shop, then your workspace will likely be the garage.
But whatever your enterprise, you’ll always need a desk.
Large desks are not hard to find if you need one for a home office. There are plenty of them available out there, both online and in your local office furniture stores. What’s difficult is finding one that perfectly fits your space, your needs, and your pocket!
Most of the time, large office desks usually take up too much space yet they can still fail to meet all your requirements. If this is the case for you, then getting one may not be worth it, especially when these desks are usually expensive too.
The solution? Build your home office desk!
By building your work desk, you get to have a piece of furniture that fits your specific needs – the perfect work surface area, with the perfect storage system that comes with it and in the style that you prefer! You also get to control your budget this way. ;)
Now if you think that building a large home office desk means big work too, well, think again. These easy-to-build large home office desk ideas can give you the perfect table with very little effort in no time!
Some of these ideas are labeled as craft tables but you can of course use them for other purposes as long as it suits your needs.
What’s great about these projects is that you can make it as big as you want and change their configuration without making the entire project anymore difficult! Do you need a slightly wider surface? Or an L-shaped/corner desk? It’s easy to address them with these DIY desk ideas!
Have a look at our list now and we hope that you get an inspiration or two from them. :)
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2 Filing Cabinets and Wood Planks
This is the fastest to do the project on the list. Just take two filing cabinets to use as table legs and some wood planks for the desk itself. You can use an old door if you want if that’s what’s available to you. And if you want your desk to be even longer, just get another filing cabinet to serve as support in the middle. You can find the step-by-step guide for this project from Over the Big Moon by clicking on the title.
As the name suggests, this table is made with PVC pipes and fittings and a hollow core door. It’s great if you are on a budget and you need to create more than one large desk! You can see the step-by-step tutorial by clicking on the title!
Modern Craft Table
Do you need some storage? Then this might be the desk for you! Plenty of storage compartments and work surface area – perfect for crafters who need space for the laptop too!
Perhaps this would be a better fit for your space. It is the same as the modern craft table above but with a slight variation. By customizing your craft table, you can move around easily and work more efficiently. And your supplies are kept organized yet easy to access anytime! See how the owner-builder made it by clicking on the title above.
Industrial Pipe Desk
This is as easy as the PVC table above, but more suitable for heavy use or if you are a fan of industrial designs!
What do you think? Which of these ideas best suits you?
If you think there’s another idea that should be on this list, leave a comment below! :)