If you are like me, then you probably hate the idea that a flakeboard desk from a big box office store costs $400+! If it doesn’t look like a run of the mill computer desk, then it has a name attached such as Kathy Ireland or Martha Stewart and you pay a premium price for that.
The following desk is a simple design and make from standard home store parts. The joinery is easy enough for anyone and you can build this in a day or two.
The only unique tool that is used is the Kreg Jig (a DIY favorite). The Kreg makes it easy to drill a precise hidden pocket hole. This eases alignment, eliminates visible fasteners, minimizes glue, and speeds your build time. I am an experienced woodworker and I really appreciate the simplicity and ease of use of this tool. You can pick up a Kreg Jig at Amazon.
The lumber list is rather small and common with your surface (desktop) is the unique item. The creator of the plan used an old desktop, but you could get creative with a simple piece of stained plywood, an old door, or a line of 2″ x 10″ boards. This is where your desk becomes unique.
The plan is well laid out with multiple illustrations (via Sketchup) along the way. Enjoy (plan linked below).