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DIY Craft Desk - Revisited
Hello! I've been getting consistent emails and comments on older posts about my DIY craft desk. I thought it would be helpful to put together one complete post with all the details, to help those who'd like to consider this project.

Posted by jannypie from Columbus, Ohio, United States • Published See jannypie's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a desk. DIY Craft Desk - Step 1
    Step 1

    BEFORE- $35 desk from Craigslist, sheet covered table.

  • How to make a desk. DIY Craft Desk - Step 2
    Step 2

    Idea sketch of new desk design.

  • How to make a desk. DIY Craft Desk - Step 3
    Step 3

    During assembly - I first put together the cube shelves and then attached them with 2 1x4" boards. This was to make it stable and not let the MDF top sag in the middle.
    On the L side, I attached the legs and more 1x4s around the edges.

  • How to make a desk. DIY Craft Desk - Step 4
    Step 4

    Painted and sealed - I attached the tops and then painted it and sealed with varnish.

  • How to make a desk. DIY Craft Desk - Step 5
    Step 5

    It really didn't take much time at all, once I had it planned out and the parts purchased. Buying two $50 shelves from Target makes it about $150 total in price, so you can definitely find pre-made desks for that amount. However, they will not be nearly as large or with as much storage or as well-built (mostly will be the cheap laminate wood). Also, I absolutely loved the challenge of designing and building something this large all by myself, no help from my husband or anyone. It was completely worth the cost for that feeling of accomplishment!

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Kinhime Dragon
Kinhime Dragon · Denton, Texas, US · 668 projects
You are so lucky to have a proper craft desk!Love
And better yet you were able to make yours! That makes it even more special
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monika.robinski
monika.robinski · Rockland, Maine, US
Love the idea and the finished look. It's great that you didn't need help with it. Each time I want to build something my dear hubby always wants to do it for me, I have to tell him that I can use the screwdriver myself, thank you. Lol.It's sweet of him though.
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kristanleigh
kristanleigh · Virginia Beach, Virginia, US
I came across this via Pinterest!! I am dealing with a really small desk that well my yarn has taken over..My stepfather told me to get the measurements and a image drawn so we can make it...I am so excited to have a totally awesome craft space/office space..Thank you for your your tutorial and beautiful idea..I have been looking for months now on a desk that would be perfect..I would rather spend money on wood to make something then to spend money on a 6ft folding table...I'm so excited!! You have no clue!!
kristanleigh
kristanleigh · Virginia Beach, Virginia, US
oh and my future craft room is being built around this space! So here is to a room of my own one day! lol..need a space for myself and kick the husband and kid out hehe..
kristanleigh
kristanleigh · Virginia Beach, Virginia, US
oh and my future craft room is being built around this space! So here is to a room of my own one day! lol..need a space for myself and kick the husband and kid out hehe..
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LaLaLa
LaLaLa · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 7 projects
Wow!! This is what other people's craft areas look like?!?! Lol mine is a spot on the floor with stuff strewn all over the place...
Ichigo M.
Ichigo M. · 13 projects
Same here, lol. :p
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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
Love love love !!
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Stacy H.
Stacy H. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 23 projects
This is fantastic........can't wait to do it myself. Thank you.
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PJ F.
PJ F. · Fort Valley, Virginia, US
You did a FANTASTIC job! I am currently looking for ideas for my craft room.
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Sheila H.
Sheila H.
Love it - great job!
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georgia S.
georgia S.
awesome ..its gorgeous you have talent
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Lindsey Lockdown
Lindsey Lockdown · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
This desk is AMAZING! my boyfriend is a carpenter and we're going to build me a new desk and I'm pretty sure Im going to use part of the design of this one! Happy
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