It's no secret that doors make great desktops. They're inexpensive, roomy, and readily available in a variety of sizes. But what about the rest of the desk? Sawhorses are great, but they don't offer the storage low-rise bookcases do. Thirty-inch square bookcases are the ideal height for a desk and are the same width as a standard-size door.
Prime and paint the bookcases, and top with a door finished in the same color. If space is tight (and you can't find a ready-made door in your desired length), custom-order the size you need at a home-supply store. To give the desk a finished, cohesive look, add a few details: Line the back of the shelves with sheets of marbled paper (secured with double-sided tape), and hot-glue a ribbon around the edge of the desktop and leather cord across the shelves.
A desk satisfies countless needs (schedule keeping, paying bills), but this workstation doesn't have to occupy a tremendous amount of space, much less an entire room. Our inventive DIY desk ideas can deliver a space that's practical as well as pleasing.
It can be a challenge to create a desk that's roomy enough for one person, let alone two. This symmetrical setup is the perfect solution, unifying a pair of workstations in an open configuration that fits snugly against almost any stretch of wall without overwhelming the rest of the room.
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