A DIY computer desk can provide you with custom space for work or play. You can furnish a home office with a custom built desk that is cheap to create. These ideas will show you desks that have overhead shelving, drawers, benches, and many other accessories that will make your work or PC gaming time more comfortable.
A DIY computer desk can be long and straight so two people can share it. It can also be created in a curved or ‘L’ shape so it will fit into an interior space perfectly. Whatever your need is or space size, one of these 17 DIY computer desk plans will be just right for you.
1- Lift Top PC Desk
Keep all the computer hardware out of sight with this lift top PC desk. The plans for this DIY computer desk will show you how to build this functional and attractive desk that will provide plenty of surface space and hide all the hardware components.
If you need multiple monitors and custom built systems for work or gaming, then go an extra step and build a customized PC desk to hold everything neatly.
This desk features storage drawers on each end and built it computers. You will need knowledge of wood working and computer building for this PC desk build, and the results will be amazing.
2- Modern Work Desk
This modern work desk couldn’t be easier to build. On one end is a metal cabinet that supports the wooden desk top and the other end is supported by an easy to build timber frame.
This desk can be built to any length, height, and width that you need. Paint the metal cabinet and wood components in any color to match the decor of your home office.
By using a metal cabinet as support, minimal building will be required for this desk. You can build your own desk with these free plans in less than one day. If you have an old metal cabinet and wood that can be upcycled, this DIY project will be very cheap to create.
3- L-Shaped Farmhouse Desk
If you like the look of farmhouse style furniture and need a desk for your home office, you must watch this YouTube video.
You can easily create this adorable, functional desk for your home office or gaming area with the help of these free and detailed YouTube plans. The L shape of the desk takes up very little space in a room but it provides a lot of surface space. You will be able to spread out books, papers, and use more than one computer on this DIY L shaped desk.
You can customize the size so two people can work at the DIY corner desk at the same time. It’s a beautiful piece of furniture that can be built for under $100.
4- Work Desk For Under $75
This wooden work desk has a large top surface that can hold two computers and other equipment for work or play. Best of all, it can be built for under $75.
The wood top is supported by four round metal legs and gives this PC desk build a sleek industrial appearance. Watch this YouTube video for the detailed building instructions. You can customize the lenght and height so it will fit into your interior space. Use a wood stain or paint to finish the custom look of this desk that can be used for work or gaming.
5- Two-Tiered Desk With Shelves
This is the ultimate DIY gaming desk and it can be built for $100 with these YouTube instructions.
The two tiers provide ample space for multiple computer monitors, keyboards, and towers. The built-in storage shelves can hold games and other items needed by the serious gamer. In this YouTube video, the desk is painted white and has chrome hardware for a sleek, modern appearance. You can customize the color to make it fit in with any home decor.
This simple and classic style will never go out of style and the building cost is budget friendly. The DIY computer desk is strong and sturdy for years of gaming fun.
6- DIY Desk With Built-In Computer
This awesome design has some amazing features. The solid wood design provides an appearance that is mid-century modern and looks like a high-end piece of furniture.
The computer is built into the desk and is always out of sight behind a drawer. Ideal for gaming or work, watch this YouTube video to get all the building plans so you can create one for yourself.
If you enjoy wood working, you will love building this DIY computer desk! And once you have finished the building project, you will love participating in games from this attractive desk for many years.
7- Upcycled Door
A used door makes an ideal surface for a desk. Doors are large, cheap, and will create lots of space for work or gaming. These free plans will show you how to build your own desk with a door.
Look in local thrift shops or on Craig’s List to find a cheap door to upcycle into a functional desk for your home office. Two doors can be used to create a DIY corner desk for a large space, or one door could be cut in half to create a desk that will fit into a small corner.
Building a desk from a door is easy and cheap when you use a two drawer file cabinet as the support. Use a two drawer file cabinet on each end so you will have plenty of storage space under the DIY computer desk.
Using a hollow core door will provide interior space within the door to hide cords and to install a USB port. A hollow core door is lightweight and easy to move if needed.
8- PC Gaming Desk
Check out these detailed plans for a DIY gaming desk that has room for all your gaming components.
The design has built-in compartments for everything so the desk surface is kept free of clutter. The monitor is mounted on the wall above the desk and the game controllers can be kept on a pull out compartment under the desk top.
This PC gaming desk is ideal for a man cave and will last for years.
9- Industrial Gaming Desk
If you need an ergonomic gaming desk that has an industrial look, these detailed plans will show you how to build one.
This custom designed gaming desk features space for multiple monitors and shelving that allows for easy access to everything you need while gaming. The ergonomic design will let you play for hours without becoming fatigued.
Stained wood and chrome pipe fittings give the desk a sleek and industrial appearance that is ideal for a modern living space. The wood and metal design is easy to put together and will provide a sturdy PC gaming desk for years.
10- Two Level Desk
You can increase the surface space of a gaming desk by building it with two levels like the one shown in these free plans.
The bottom level is a large flat surface that can be used for the keyboard, game controllers, and mouse. The top level is the perfect size for holding the monitor at eye level so eye strain and body fatigue will be reduced.
On one end of the DIY computer desk is a three-drawer storage unit and the other end is supported with metal hair pin legs. The overall appearance is sleek and modern and the size is perfect for any room.
11- Built-in Computer Desk
When living space is small but you still need dedicated desk space for your computer, consider this idea for a built-in computer desk.
The work surface is small but functional and it takes up very little space in a room. The desk is attached to the wall and features overhead hangers and shelving to hold items. If the space needs to serve double duty, you could create the desk top to fold and fit flush against the wall when it’s not in use.
Paint the desk and shelving the same color as the walls in the room and it will blend in with the decor. Ideal computer desk plans for home schooling or work from home jobs.
12- Rustic Modern PC Desk
This DIY computer desk is a cross between rustic and modern and will look good in any living space.
The desk provides plenty of surface space for a keyboard and other items needed for work or play. The desk also has an upper shelf for monitors and storage drawers’ underneath. The hair pin legs on one end provide the modern look and the wood top and drawers give the desk a rustic appearance. Quick and easy to build, plus it’s budget friendly.
13- Floating Desk
This DIY desk appears to be floating in the air with no visible support. The supports are tucked away out of sight underneath the desk surface to give it a floating appearance. Underneath the desk are brackets for supports and it gives the DIY desk a clean, modern appearance. Narrow wire baskets are attached under the desk to hold all the wiring and keep it tucked neatly out of sight.
The finishing touch to this floating desk is the LED rope lights. This is a great desk to place in the bedroom so the LED lights can be used as night lights. Watch this YouTube video to get the detailed building plans.
14- Modern Gaming Desk
This modern gaming desk is a simple design that is built very inexpensively. The straight lines make the wood cutting and assembly an easy task. Modern straight lines and distressed paint finish makes this desk look like it was purchased at a high-end furniture store.
Watch this YouTube video to get the free plans and build a custom gaming desk for your home office this weekend.
15- Wood Computer Desk
This wood computer desk is a classic style that will never go out of style. Center seating area with drawer storage on each side. A narrow center drawer and plenty of surface space complete the classic design.
This desk design is perfect to build for a young daughter’s bedroom because it can grow with her through the years. A desk to do elementary, high school, and college work, then the desk can be used for work from home jobs or gaming fun.
The wood desk is created from plywood and can be painted to stained to match any home decor. Ideal design for use in any room of the home for work, home school, or gaming. Follow these detailed plans and build yourself a classic wood computer desk.
16- Plywood Desk
Watch this YouTube video for instructions on how to build a plywood desk. This design provides a professional appearance and would be ideal for use in a business location. The top surface is large and the desk has plenty of storage on each side.
Use this DIY desk for writing, gaming, work, school, or editing YouTube videos. It’s just the right size for home or office and is ideal for multiple uses. Upcycle a used chair and paint the desk and chair the same color so they will display a unified appearance anywhere you place them.
Plywood and 2×4 lumber can be transformed into a beautiful desk when you follow these free building plans.
17- Multi-Shelved PC Desk
Watch this YouTube video to learn how to build this fun, functional, multi-shelved PC desk.
Design is fun and would make a great addition to a man cave or teenager’s room. The multiple shelves of each end of the desk provide ample storage space so you can keep everything within easy reach. The desk surface provides plenty of space for more than one monitor.
It’s ergonomic to help reduce strain on the back and hands when working or gaming for long hours. If you want something different than a traditional PC desk, check this one out.