These free DIY desk plans will give you everything you need to successfully build a desk for your office or any other space in your home where you need an area to work or create.
Building a DIY desk can be a beginner to intermediate woodworking project depending on what plan you choose to tackle. Whichever one you choose, you'll find detailed building instructions, diagrams, and photos to help you along the way.
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DIY Truss Desk Plan
This free DIY desk plan will help you build a beautiful and large desk that would look great in anywhere from an office to a guest room.
The free plan includes a supply list, diagrams, photos, and instructions to help you build it.
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Parson Tower Desk Plan
Here's another free desk plan from Ana White. This design will give a huge worktop and lots of space for storage.
This free desk plan includes dimensions, a materials and tools list, a cut list, building directions, and photos of others who have used the plan to build their own desk.
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Sawhorse Trestle Desk Plan
The design of this free desk plan by Ana White is inspired by Restoration Hardware's Sawhorse Trestle Desk. By building it yourself, you'll get the same look for a fraction of what you could buy it for.
Plenty of color photos, a materials and tools list, a cut list, step-by-step directions, diagrams, and user photos are all included in this free desk plan.
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Printer's Writing Desk Plan
The Borrowed Adobe has created a free desk plan inspired by Pottery Barn's Printer's Writing Desk. She was able to build this desk for a quarter of the cost the Pottery Barn desk.
Download this free desk plans and you'll get a materials and cut list, written instructions, and color photos.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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DIY Desk With Piping and Butcher Block
House of Hoff has designed this beautiful DIY desk that uses a butcher block for the top and industrial piping for the legs. This can be used just about anywhere as a table also.
There's a supply list, building instructions, color photos, and more to help you build this easy DIY desk in no time.
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Three Compartment DIY Desk Plan
If you're looking for a unique desk plan, this three compartment desk may be just what you're looking for. It will give you tons of storage and you can even use it as a vanity if you'd like.
These DIY plans include a tool list, shopping list, cut list, step-by-step directions, diagrams, and color photos.
Three Compartment DIY Desk Plan from Shades of Blue Interiors
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How to Build a Standing Desk
You won't believe how easy to build this DIY desk is! It only takes some plywood and brackets and you can get it built in an afternoon.
This desk is a standing desk so it's at counter height and fits perfectly against any wall in your home without taking up very much space.
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Farmhouse X Office Desk
Handmade Haven has a free DIY desk plan that builds this farmhouse desk with two shelves and a roomy area for a chair. It's a great size that would fit in just about any size of a room.
The free plan includes a materials list, cut list, building directions, and detailed diagrams and photos.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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X Frame Desk with Free Plans
This small x-frame desk can be built for less than $50 and is perfect for a small space or a child's room. It has a 3 foot long top, a full-sized top drawer, a small bookshelf on the bottom.
There's a materials and supplies list, cut list, building instructions, diagrams, and photos so even the beginning woodworker can tackle this project.
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Custom Built-In Desk
These built-in desks can be built right up against the wall in any room in your home. They also can be completely customized in size so you can make it work for however much space you do or don't have.
You'll start with pre-made cabinets and then add some plywood and a little bit of lumber make up the majority of supplies, making this a project that's pretty light on the budget.
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The Casual Desk
Here's a free desk plan that will build a simple desk using just 2x4s. It will cost you under $25 so there's no reason not to give it a go.
Simple building instructions and diagrams will step you through using this free desk plan.
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Office Corner Desk Plan
We couldn't resist adding one more of Ana White's plans to the list, this one being a plan to build an office corner desk.
Diagrams, step-by-step building instructions, color photos, and shopping lists are all part of this free desk plan.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Free Computer Desk Plan
If you're looking to build a computer desk with plenty of storage space, you'll want to highly consider this free desk plan from Bob's Plans. It features a lot of workspace, a lap drawer, and several other drawers for office supplies and files.
Download the free desk plan and you'll get color photos, a materials list, very detailed instructions, and tons of diagrams.
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How to Build a Desk
Rona has a free DIY desk plan that builds this great looking desk that includes a cabinet and several drawers.
You'll find the tools and materials list, diagrams, and building steps included in this free desk plan.
How to Build a Desk from Rona