DIY Floating Desk Under $100


With the growth of our new business, we have started to become pretty busy. The orders keep coming in (which is an AWESOME thing) but we were working harder, not smarter and that needed to change immediately. One big issue we were having was that we weren’t organized. We had the Cricut machine in my office, heat press in the garage and random supplies all over the house. The office/craft room did not have enough storage nor desk space and it was only getting worse as the days went on.

We decided to go with floating desks to maximize our storage space. Jake found some different ways to build floating desks, but we decided to do it this way, because 1.) it was the easiest & 2.) duh, it was the cheapest! LOL

We made a trip to Lowe’s to purchase the following supplies:

  • Six 2x4x10 ft wood pieces found here ($4.77 each-$28.62 total)
  • Four 19.5 shelf brackets found here ($11.98-$47.92)
  • Gorilla Glue wood glue ($3.98)
  • Wood stain in Early American ($7.98)
  • Wood screws found here ($2.58)

Total cost = $91.08

The first step we did was trimmed the six 10 ft pieces to 9ft and then sanded down the edges. Then, we applied Gorilla Glue wood glue to each piece and secured using clamps and let dry completely before applying the wood stain. The wood stain color we chose was “Early American” and applied one coat. Once that was dry, we applied a couple of coats of the polyurethane and let dry overnight.

Now comes the FUN part — installation! After marking the walls where the studs were, we then measured and marked 30 inches tall on each stud. This was how tall the floating desk was going to be. Then we secured the brackets to each stud and then set the six wood pieces and secured those to the brackets using wood screws.

Marking where the studs are.

And here is the finished product! What do you think?! I am absolutely in love with our new room and can’t wait to organize, decorate and grow our business even bigger!

Comments

9 comments on “DIY Floating Desk Under $100”
  1. A. Castillo says:

    I’ve been wanting to do something like this in our home office. I’ve been looking at IKEA but don’t want to spend over $500. This is a perfect solution. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. Andres says:

    Good day great idea,how did u make the wholes for the cables

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  3. Cameron says:

    What did you use to make the hole for the computer wire to go through?

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    1. We used a jigsaw and then sanded the edges.

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    2. Aaron says:

      You can either use a jig saw or a hole saw. You can also get those plastic inserts that go into the hole as a sleeve to put the wires through. Google is your friend.

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  4. Alex says:

    Super new to any kind of woodworking – How many clamps did you need to use for a tight fit on the boards? It would be super helpful to hear a little more details about that part of the process!!

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    1. Aaron says:

      I’d say at a minimum of 4. Now those are pretty expensive and if your not building things everyday I’d recommend looking up Harbor Freight. They have all kinds of weekend warrior tools. I shop there all the time for the tools I dont use everyday.

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  5. Candice Piper says:

    What kind of wood did you use? Is there any to avoid?

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    1. Aaron says:

      Looks like the used regular 2×4 from homdepot. Easy to find it’s the cheapest ones. Avoid using anything treated. You will see looks green or some other unnatural color and more expensive.

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