DIY Corner Desk

Until recently, our computer was located in a room in our basement, safe from little fingers. While this was a good plan in theory, it didn’t make writing blog posts very easy.  Space is limited in our house, so in order to move the computer to the main floor where I would be more likely to use it we need a small corner desk. I was unhappy with any of the options I found online and shopping locally for furniture is pretty difficult because of our northern location. So what other choice did I have? Pinterest of course.

DIY Corner Desk

I searched high and low for corner desk ideas and tutorials and eventually found two separate ideas that I knew we could pull ideas from in order to create the perfect desk.

Cody said he already had a large piece of wood perfect for the top of the desk, all we needed were legs. Ideally, I would have liked to find legs from an old desk, making this project super inexpensive, but again, our location doesn’t provide for a ton of thrift store furniture finds. 

So, we purchased three wooden legs from Home Depot for approximately $15 a piece, making them the most expensive part of the project. But they’re perfect and beautiful so I am okay with that. 

Once it was all done I used some Minwax stain that we already had from another project and some white paint we also had in our basement. I then purchased and applied a Minwax polycrylic protective finish to the corner desk.

I’d love to give you a very detailed tutorial on how to make your own corner desk, but Cody really did most of this one. We were careful to take pictures along the way so you can get a feel for how we did it. Basically we measured the space we had and built our desk to those specifications. 

Here is the pictorial:

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