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17 Creative Ideas to Expand Your Small Bedroom Space

13. A DIY Computer Desk Idea

Craft your own charming computer desk with this step-by-step guide!

Gather your supplies:

  • 2×2 lumber for legs and rails
  • 1×8 lumber for shelves
  • 3/4″ plywood for shelf sides, desk top, and lids
  • Pocket-hole jig and screws
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper and paint (optional)
  • Hardware (screws, dowels, etc.)

Let’s build!

  1. Cut your lumber: Follow the cutting diagram to prepare legs, rails, shelves, sides, and back.
  2. Assemble the sides: Attach legs and rails with pocket-hole screws.
  3. Create the top: Assemble the upper rails, then connect them to the sides.
  4. Build the shelves: Attach shelf backs and sides to create two identical units.
  5. Mount the shelves: Secure the shelf assemblies to the base and back rails.
  6. Add finishing touches: Attach the backboard, charger rail, desk top, and lids.


  1. Pre-drill holes to prevent wood splitting.
  2. Use a right-angle drill attachment for hard-to-reach spots.
  3. Paint or stain your desk for a personalized touch.
  4. Enjoy your new, handcrafted computer desk! It’s perfect for organizing your space and tackling your next big project.

Note: This is a simplified version of the original instructions, focusing on key steps and omitting technical details. Remember to consult the full guide for complete safety precautions and measurements.

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