17 Free DIY Desk Plans

DIY Desk Plans In All Sorts of Style

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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.

After you've looked at the free desk plans, be sure to take a look at my free...MORE plans for bookcases, coffee tablesTV standsnightstandsshelvesdressers, a headboardwine racks, Adirondack chairs, kitchen islands, bunk beds, porch swings, jewelry boxes, and other free woodworking plans.

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    A DIY desk by a window
    Shanty 2 Chic

    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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    A DIY desk by a brick wall and windows.
    Ana White

    Here's another free desk plan from Ana White. This design will give a huge work top 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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    A concrete desk with wooden legs
    Home Depot

    Home Depot has a DIY desk plan to build this modern desk that has a concrete top and wooden legs. It's a small size that will fit just about anywhere in your home.

    The free desk plan includes a materials list, step-by-step instructions and color photos for making the concrete top and building the legs.

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    A DIY sawhorse trestle desk.
    Ana White

    The design of this free desk plan by Ana White is inspired from 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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    A hand built desk by a window.
    The Borrowed Adobe

    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.

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    A desk made from a butcher block and pipe legs
    House by Hoff

    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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    A three compartment DIY desk in a bedroom.
    Shades of Blue Interiors

    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.

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    A photo of a white wooden desk with a laptop on it
     Handmade Haven

    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.

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    A woman standing at a desk
     Our Farmhouse Project

    Here's another free desk plan for a farmhouse style desk but this one if for a stand-up desk. It's a simple project that has a touch of industrial thanks to the pipe legs.

    There are directions, photos, and a materials list to help you build this unique desk for around $150.

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    A diagram of a desk made from 2x4's.
    More Like Home

    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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    A blue computer desk.
    Ana White

    I 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.

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    A photo of a hand built corner desk
    Bob's Plans 

    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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    A photo of a white desk with drawers
     Rona

    Rona has a free DIY desk plan that builds this great looking desk that includes a cabinet and several drawers.

    You'll find a tools and materials list, diagrams, and building steps included in this free desk plan.

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    Overhead image of a female blogger writing on the laptop
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    Extreme How-To has a free desk plan that builds a desk perfect for the office that has room for a desktop or laptop computer. This is an intermediate woodworking project that will cost you around $150 to build.

    Included in the free desk plan are a tools and materials list, building instructions, color photos, and diagrams.

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    Free Desk Plan from Home at Home

    Back to school. Education. Papers stacked on desk. Chalkboard, coffee.
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    Home at Home has a unique free desk plan available that features an adjustable tabletop just right for your growing child.

    There is a tools list, materials list, written instructions, color photos, and blueprints available as part of this free desk plan.