This step by step diy woodworking project is about free computer desk plans. If you want to learn more about building a desk for you computer, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many designs and plans to choose from when an office desk, so make sure you take a look over the related woodworking projects that are featured on our site.
Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the desk to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.
If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.
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Free Computer Desk Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 19 3/4″ x 29 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 15 3/4″ x 29 1/4″ long SIDES
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 13″ x 19 3/4 long SHELVES
- C – 2 piece of 1×3 lumber – 32 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24″ x 48″ long, 1 piece – 12 1/2″ x 48″ long TABLETOP
- F – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4 1/4″ x 12″ long SUPPORTS
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
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Building a computer desk
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the storage unit for the computer desk. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the unit out of 3/4″ plywood components. Take accurate measurements and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth. Drill pocket holes along the sides of the shelves and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws.
Continue the project by assembling the frame of the desk. Build the side of the desk out of 3/4″ plywood and secure it to the storage unit with 1×3 slats. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the components by using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
Build the tabletop out of 3/4″ plywood. Cut the component at the right size and lay it on a level surface. Fit the frame of the desk to the tabletop, as in the diagram. Drill pocket holes along the top edge of the sides and through the support. Insert 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to enhance the bond of the joints. Make sure the edges are flush before inserting the screws.
Fit the supports to the tabletop, as in the diagram. Drill pock holes along the top and bottom edges of the supports. Place the supports to the tabletop and insert 1 1/4″ screws to create rigid joints. Make sure the corners are square to get a professional result.
One of the last steps of the project is to fit the monitor support to the structure of the desk. Align the components with great care and insert 1 1/4″ screws to get a professional result. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.
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