Hello, it’s Suzanne here today with some ideas for do-it-yourself craft/office desks. Did you know that you can make your own craft desk for a fraction of the price of purchasing a pre-made desk? And, there are so many options out there to choose from! I have some ideas for you that range from adding a top to a couple of cabinets, to DIY desks that require a little more assembly. For the desks that require measuring, cutting, and assembly, there are tutorials on the websites listed, so be sure to visit those sites for more information and instructions.
Desk with Alex Drawers from IKEA
IKEA products are so versatile, cost-effective, and easy to assemble. I just love coming across new ways to use their products. Shown below are the Alex drawers from IKEA and a wood table top. Could this desk get any easier? Castors were added to the bottoms of the drawers to make this desk mobile. With twelve large drawers for storage, this desk is a crafter’s dream.
Desk with Drawers
This is a similar concept to the desk above in that two cabinets of drawers were used as the base, but a glass table top was used as the desk top here. You could use any type of cabinets, as long as they are the same height and provide a comfortable sitting height.
Desk with Filing Cabinets
Another simple wood desk top, but this time, we have two standard filing cabinets below. Easy to put together and plenty of storage space in the filing cabinets.
Desk with Shelves
Here is more of a traditional type of crafter’s desk. IKEA components were used to create the desk unit, which leaves ample room for storage.
This interesting desk uses pipes as a base. You would need to be handy (or know someone that is) to create this desk, but it is a cost effective way to get a nice solid work station into your craft room.
Bar Stool Desk
Another simple desk idea using two bar stools and a wood-plank tabletop.
This pretty desk offers a ton of space! I would love to work on a desk of this size and spread my scrapbook layouts all over one side.
I hope that you have found some interesting ideas for your next desk. It doesn’t always have to cost a lot to get a new crafty station. By re-purposing some older items, you can create the desk of your dreams as well!