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8 Free DIY Studio Desk Plans You Can Make Today

Last Updated on August 5, 2020

Reclaimed Wood Desk by Simplified Building

Having a studio desk is incredibly important for any music producer. Desks can be costly, though, and each producer has their needs and preferences. To make awesome music, consider making a studio desk!

When you DIY your desk, you can customize it to your needs and it will be WAY cheaper than premade options. Here are 8 free studio desk plans you can DIY today.

1. Recording Studio Desk from Marrsrecording.com

This Recording Studio Desk plan is perfect for anyone who is looking for a desk that is capable of holding all of their recording equipment. There are 3 diagrams, one supplies list, and 2 delightful videos to watch on how to build this desk.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: Wood, Wood Finish, Polyurethane, Wood Glue, Sliding Shelves, T-Plates, Corner Braces

Tools Needed: Wooden Boards, Nail Gun, Nails, Clamps, Drill, Tape Measure

Tips: You can get your wood cuts done for you by a hardware store. Sometimes they will even do them for free.

2. Simple and Cheap Studio Desk from Instructables.com

Simple and Cheap Studio Desk from Instructables

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This Simple and Cheap Studio Desk plan is for a small studio desk with one central desk and two tiny raised ones to hold speakers. It is a very simple and easy project that is great for woodworking beginners. In spots the instructions can be a bit vague and hard to follow, so be wary of that.

Skill Level: Beginner  

Materials: Wood, Screws, Mounting Kit, Wood Stain or Paint

Tools Needed: Wood, Tape Measure, Drill

Tips: This is one of the smaller studio desk plans on the list so if you are looking for a heavy-duty desk, this is not the plan for you.

3. Sleek Studio Desk from Imgur.com

Sleek Studio Desk from Imgur

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This Sleek Studio Desk plan provides step-by-step photos and instructions. The instructions are vague in parts so this is definitely a project for advanced builders who can read between the lines.

Skill Level: Advanced  

Materials: Wood, Wood Stain, Estapol Sealant, Screws, Bracket Mounts

Tools Needed: Sander, Paint brush, Drill

Tips: To achieve the cable control that he shows try bundling your cables with Velcro cable ties!

4. Two Level Studio Desk from Grayhousestudio.com 

Two Level Studio Desk from Grayhousestudio

Featured Image Credit: Gray House Studio

This Two Level Studio Desk is awesome for anyone with two monitors, or who needs more desk space without taking up more room in their office. The dark wood is professional, yet elegant, and the whole desk is sturdy and built-to-last.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: Pine Boards, Plywood, Screws, Nails, Woos Gun, Wood Stain, Wood Filler

Tools Needed: Milter Saw, Kreg Pocket Hole Jig, Drill, Table Saw, Clamps, Nail Gun, Framing Square, Straight Edge, Jigsaw, Orbital Sander

Tips: The general instructions for building this desk are provided on the blog page. However, if you need specifics you can buy the plan for $6.

5. Reclaimed Wood Studio Desk from Simplifiedbuilding.com

Reclaimed Wood Studio Desk from Simplifiedbuilding

Featured Image Credit: Simplified Building

This Reclaimed Wood Studio Desk plan is a thoughtful, easy-to-follow plan with lots of images and schematics. Don’t mistake easy-to-follow with easy though. This plan will take around 40 hours to complete.  

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: Kee Klamp Fittings, Pipe, Reclaimed Wood, Casters, Socket Tee Fittings, Eye Fittings, Pin Fittings, Wood Glue, Clamps, Plywood, Wood Stain, Polycrylic, Perma Blue Liquid Gun, Steel Wool Pads, Wood Screws, Felt Pads

Tools Needed: Drill, Sander, Table Saw, Brush, Screwdriver

Tips: When building your studio desk, consider the height of the chair you want to use with it. In this project the builder had to raise his chair after constructing the desk.

6. Studio Desk with Sizable Racks from Imgur.com

Studio Desk with Sizable Racks from Imgur

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This Studio Desk With Sizable Racks plan is a loose one that not only require just a few tools; it is also fairly inexpensive! This studio desk is capable of holding everything you need to produce music. If you are a perfectionist, however, this may not be the desk for you since the builder doesn’t worry about things like gaps.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: Plywood, Wood Glue, Screws, Wood Trim, Wood Stain

Tools Needed: Drill, Nail Gun, Clamp, Level

Tips: Consider placing patches of carpet under this desk to spare your floor!

7. Huge Studio Console from Timsaudiocorner.wordpress.com

Huge Studio Console from Timsaudiocorner

Featured Image Credit: Tim’s Audio Corner

This Huge Studio Console plan is the perfect plan for, well, perfectionist. This studio desk is custom fit to the builder’s equipment, so if you use this plan, you are going to have to make some of your own measurements.

Skill Level: Advanced  

Materials: Wood, Screw, Vinyl, Wood Trim, Primer, Paint

Tools Needed: Saw, Level, Tape Measure, Drill, Sand Paper, Stapler

Tips: Consider pairing your sand paper with a sander since this desk has such a large surface area.

8. Fully Functioning Studio Desk from Imgur.com

Fully Functioning Studio Desk from Imgur

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This Fully Functioning Studio Desk plan will serve as inspiration for any advanced builders looking for a fully operating studio desk. The plan does lack in specifics, but has written instructions and pictures for each step of the building process.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: Birch Wood, Screws, Wood Fillers, Wood Glue, Wood Stain, T Brackets, Rack Rails

Tools Needed: Circle Saw, Screw Driver, Clamp

Tips: The builder strongly recommends not using Minwax polyshade stain or wood fillers.

Featured Image Credit: Simplified Building

About the Author Adam Harris

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!