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Workin’ It: 15 DIY Desks You Can Build

To continue on our organization kick (all month long, get ready!), we turn our attention to DIY desks. We’ve shown you a few wall-mounted ones, a handful of standing ones, and now it’s about 15 ways use shelves, file cabinets, and old doors to create your own custom workspace. Time to get building!

1. Hairpin Legs: First up, this mod desk is made using hairpin legs and a basic work surface, likely found at Ikea or Home Depot. So easy! We also love the caddies hanging on the wall for crafty odds and ends. (via For Me For You)

2. Repurposed Books Desk: This genius move for a reception desk at a library is color-organized and repurposed. #winning!(via Recyclart)

3. Minimalist Work Horse Desk: This basic is likely similar to something you’ve seen before. Two work horses and a desktop from Ikea, and you’re done. (via Instructables)

4. Oak Shelf Desk: We know it’s simple, but this might be our favorite on the list. We love that it works as a hallway console when it’s not being used as a desk as well. (via Design*Sponge)

5. Pipe Desk: How cool is this? It looks straight out of Restoration Hardware. (via Cafe Cartolina)

6. Craft Room Counter Desk: We’ve seen our share of craft rooms, but this one is so well organized that it could easily double as a regular home office. The base of the desk is made using cabinets that you can build into the wall.  (via How to Nest for Less)

7. Letter Leg: Alright, this doesn’t actually lead to a tutorial but we think you could figure something out if you find a letter as epic as this, right? (via Frenchy Fancy)

8. Hanging Shelf Desk: It’s like a murphy bed… but a desk! Huzzah! (via Murray Mitchell)

9. File Cabinet Desk: Now this is a file cabinet DIY we can get behind! The black cabinets manage to look chic and modern underneath a rustic piece of wood. (via Design*Sponge)

10. Vintage Doors: Sadly, this does not lead to a tutorial but it’s such a cool idea we had to include it. It’s a pair of doors where one is used as the main desk and the other has all sorts of handy compartments. (via Flor)

11. Concealed into Bookshelves: Or maybe you want to sneak a standing desk into your interior design scene? Set up your bookshelves so that there happens to be an extra large one at the right height. (via Apartment Therapy)

12. Mid-Century Modern: Doesn’t this look like a vintage piece? It’s an old mini dresser underneath a desktop. We love that they painted the drawer faces white. (via Manhattan Nest)

13. Places for Everything: This clever move makes stencils out of painter’s tape to create little wooden places for your headphones, phone, laptop, and coffee. (via HGTV)

14. Retro Sewing Machine Legs: Now that’s a gorgeous pair of legs! (via Emmas Designblogg)

15. Fold Out Desk: Last, this seems like something you could totally do if you had one of those old school iron cupboards. (via Apartment Therapy)

What does your desk look like? Would you try any of the ideas above? Talk to us in the comments below.