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10 DIY Corner Desk Plans You Can Build Today

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Corner desks can help give you more surface area to work on while reducing clutter in the room. They also make great woodworking projects because you can find plans to suit any skill level or tools. A corner desk can be as simple as screwing legs into a piece of plywood or as complex as a multicomponent entertainment center.

We’ve checked everywhere we can think of to assemble a list of plans to create a corner desk to help you choose one for your skill level and toolset. Please continue reading while we look at several different corner desks you can DIY today.

Here’s a list of the top ten corner desk plans that we were able to find. We sorted them into easy, moderate, and advanced difficulty ratings, but the plans follow no other order. Any easy plan can be the easiest or best easy plan.

1. DIY Corner Desk from Anna White

DIY Corner Desk from Anna White

The Anna White corner desk is part of a modular set up that includes shelving. This plan only talks about the desktop, but there are links provided to the shelving bases. Since this plan is only concerned with cutting the desktop to size, we put it in the easy pile. If you already have cabinets, speakers, or similar furniture, you might not need to make the shelving base legs.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:  Sheet of plywood, Several 1×2 boards, 3-inch screws, Wood glue, Sandpaper

Tools Needed: Hammer, Hand saw, Drill, Paintbrush


2. Desk from Handmade Haven

DIY Corner Desk from Handmade Haven

The Handmade Haven corner desk is an easy build that is very attractive and will accent any home or office. Handmade Haven provides detailed instructions, and there isn’t a lot of tools or fancy cutting required. All steps have illustrations to minimize confusion.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: Several 2×4’s and 2×6’s, Screws

Tools Needed:  Clamps, Hand saw, Drill


3. DIY Desk from How-To Specialist

DIY Corner Desk from How-To Specialist

The How-To Specialist corner desk is a moderately tricky corner desk plan that includes the desktop as well as the shelved legs that hold it up. There are not too many hard cuts, and a focused woodworker can complete the desk in a few hours.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Plywood, screws

Tools Needed: Screwdriver, Circular saw, Drill


4. Corner Desk from Shanty 2 Chic

DIY Corner Desk from Shanty 2 Chic

The Shanty 2 Chick corner desk is an attractive deck that’s easy to build. It has two back legs and two legs with shelving and doors. Even though the build is easy, there are a lot of boards to cut and assemble, so we have placed it in a moderately difficult category.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Plywood, hinges, screws

Tools Needed: Screwdriver, Drill, Handsaw


5. Desk from KalindsLife

The KalindsLife corner desk is relatively easy to build and only requires cutting several boards and screwing them together. If you have a circular saw, you can complete this desk in a single day. Because there are so many boards to cut, we called it a moderate difficulty, but every step is explained clearly in the video.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Lumber, Screws

Tools Needed: Circular saw, Drill, Screwdriver


6. DIY Woodshop Diaries

DIY Corner Desk from Woodshop Diaries

The Woodshop Diaries corner desk is another moderately desktop that you can create. This one uses a table saw in the directions, but most of the cuts are possible with any saw. The directions are well presented and feature pictures to help clarify any questions you have.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Plywood, Lumber, Screws, Wood glue

Tools Needed: Screwdriver, Table saw, Drill, Lamps


7. Robin Lewis Makes

The Robin Lewis Makes corner desk is a little more advanced because of the tools used, but if you follow the instructional video closely, you can build this desk with hand tools as well as purchase much of the wood prefabricated.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: Lumber, Wood glue

Tools Needed: Wood planer, Table saw, Router, Clamps, Drill press


8. DIY Land to House

The Land to House corner desk is an advanced project delivered over two YouTube videos to provide the best explanation. This project requires some advanced tools like the table saw as well as experience with several other tools as well.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: Plywood, Lumber, Screws, Wood glue

Tools Needed: Hammer, Table saw, Drill, Clamps


9. Corner Desk from Little Home Happiness

DIY Corner Desk from Little Home Happiness

The Little Home Happiness corner desk is an advanced difficulty project that will provide you with a heavy and durable desk that will last you many years. There are a lot of angled cuts and boards to screw together that make this project hard, but you can build most of it with handheld tools.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials:  Lumber, Wood screws, Wood glue, Stain

Tools Needed: Hammer, Hand saw, Drill


10. Dreamlands Design

DIY Corner Desk from Dreamlands Design

The Dreamlands Design corner desk is very advanced and features intricate angles as well as shelves above and below the desk. We recommend only experienced woodworkers try this project. All instructions are well written, but there are many cuts to make that can be quite challenging to a hobby builder.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials:  Plywood, Drawer pull, Screws, Hinges

Tools Needed: Screwdriver, Hand saw, Drill, Sander


Summary

The corner desk you create will depend on your skill level and the tools you have available or are willing to purchase. The space you need to fill may also impact your decision. Some of these plans create massive desks, while others are little more than plywood with legs.

We hope that this list has been helpful, and you have chosen a project to build. If you have enjoyed reading, please share these corner desk plans you can DIY today on Facebook and Twitter.


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