Last Updated on August 4, 2020
An executive desk is an important part of any home office, and it provides a unique set of challenges for the woodworker. Executive desks often have drawers that need to open and close. These desks are usually large pieces of furniture that don’t permit you to see the user’s legs, and they can often be quite ornate.
We have searched the internet and social media, looking for executive desk plans that you can use to build an executive desk for yourself. We have found six great projects that range in difficulty to help you get your office in shape and sharpen your woodworking skills. Join us while we look over these executive desk plans you can DIY today.
We categorized the desks by difficulty, but they are in no order.
The TDS Office dest is the only easy to build project on this list. Though some might not consider it a true executive desk, this one will provide most of the functionality with only a fraction of the work. If you are new to woodworking and need an office desk, this might be the perfect project for you.
|Materials:||Lumber, Screws, Wood glue|
|Tools Needed:||Clamps, Drill, Level, Circular saw|
The Modern Builds executive desk is a moderate difficulty project that you can complete with a handheld circular saw and a few other standard tools. The Finished product will still need painting but will be extremely sturdy and durable.
|Materials:||Lumber, screws, wood glue|
|Tools Needed:||Circular saw, drill, sanding block|
The Popular Mechanics Executive desk is a moderately challenging project that doesn’t require any fancy tools. Most of the work takes place over a large number of steps, all clearly explained through text and images. The result is a desk that’s lighter in weight than most of the other desks on this list but is still very durable and useful.
|Materials:||Plywood, Drawer slide, Drawer pulls, Screws, Finishing nails|
|Tools Needed:||Drill, Hand saw, Hammer, Iron|
The DIY Boss Executive desk is an advanced project that looks professional and will last you many years. This project requires a lot of experience with woodworking. It also requires the use of some of the more advanced tools like the table saw and the router. The finished product is well worth the work, and the YouTube video demonstrates every step of the plan to minimize confusion.
|Materials:||Lumber, Wood glue, Nuts, Bolts, Washers, Sandpaper, Stain|
|Tools Needed:||Clamps, Drill press, Table saw|
The Wood Whisperer executive desk is an advanced project that makes use of many high-end tools like the bandsaw, and the table saw. This project uses a YouTube video to explain the steps, and we found it quite informative. The finished product is attractive and features a hidden wireless charging station for your phone.
|Materials:||Lumber, Screws, Glue roller, Wood Bleach|
|Tools Needed:||Clamps, Drill, Table saw|
The John Melecki executive desk is another advanced project well suited to skilled woodworkers with well-equipped workshops. You will need a lot of tools to complete this job and a lot of patience as well, but the finished product is well worth the effort and features several usable drawers to increase office productivity.
|Materials:||Carriage bolts, Lumber, Wood glue, Screws, Drawer pulls, Stain|
|Tools Needed:||Belt sander, Clamps, Drill, Table saw, Router|
A high-quality and well-built executive desk can go a long way to making the occupant of an office look more successful. They are also useful for storing essential documents and providing a stable surface to work. This desk is where the occupant will spend most of their time, so make sure to put a little extra care into the construction. If you are new to woodworking, The TDS Office desk will get you started making cuts and measuring. If you have experience and tools, the Wood Whisperer or John Melecki desks are sure to challenge you and make you better, not to mention provide you with an office desk you can sell for a nice profit.
Featured image credit: Office by MagicDesk, Pixabay
Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!