Instructables: exploring - workshop - furniture - desk Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:20:54 PST BLOX v1.01 Retro Reception Desk
Retro Reception Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dvda2108 we build this reception desk for the photofestival in belgium. the goal was to build an entrance for the exhibition and keep the art deco theme intact. we installed the reception desk, the build-in tv's, the display, the floor and the walls. the main building material we used was mdf. to create the ...
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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:17:04 PST
Reception and Selfscan Desk
Reception and Selfscan Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dvda2108 we build these reception desks for the local library. the goal was to make 1 big reception desk to seat about 6 people with a double sided storage cabinet and an additonal 2 working desks. we also had to build a self-scan desk to house 4 selfscans and room to store the books and dvd's that are retur...
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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:45:01 PST
Glowing River Desktop
Glowing River Desktop - More DIY How To Projects]]> NathanSellers My wife and I have been planning on redoing our office so we can have a quiet place to do our work, and so our kids could do their homework where we are. We contemplated how we wanted our desk to look, knowing we wanted something awesome. We thought about granite (way too expensive) and other pre-...
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 12:16:58 PST
2 sheets of plywood = DESK
2 sheets of plywood = DESK - More DIY How To Projects]]> AndrewN115 I used 2 4'x8'x3/4" sheets of plywood (and some other stuff) to make a large 6 drawer desk with lights and outlets.I really liked the idea of having a large workspace. I am also a fan of contemporary and minimalistic furniture. However, this style tends to be rather expensive if you are looking at a...
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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 05:37:29 PST
Plywood Desk with several storage compartments
Plywood Desk with several storage compartments - More DIY How To Projects]]> RobhJoh I ask my desk to be a host for a lot of different activities, from regular computer work to 3D printing, electronics, figure painting etc... But my desk was a simple flat plain slab of painted masonite. Boring, yes. Easily cluttered, yes. Paint starting to chip away, oh yes! So I needed a new one.I'...
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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:35:42 PST
IKEA Hack: 15 Minute Desktop Speaker Stands
IKEA Hack: 15 Minute Desktop Speaker Stands - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheShoes76 SKIP TO THE END FOR THE QUICK AND DIRTY VERSION!--MATERIALS: 2 SKOGSTA Chopping Boards (13 ¾ x 7 ¾") from IKEA ($5.99 each) 2 packs of CAPITA Legs (4 ½ ") from IKEA ($12.00 per pack of 4) Drill Pencil Phillips head screwdriver--I needed a couple of monitor stands for my home recording studio. I d...
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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:33:48 PDT
Piano Table
Piano Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> OlegA11 My friend had a piano that doesn't work properly and couldn't be repaired. Then I decided to give to this piano second chance and build a computer table. Firstly I had disassembled all wooden part and transported them to my house (the bag with keys looks pretty funny). The metal part was too hea...
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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:09:22 PDT
Simple and Sturdy Computer Desk and Table
Simple and Sturdy Computer Desk and Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> LacyRayAnne Check out the video above to see me explain the steps while actually doing them!My small desk just didn't give me enough space to draw, edit videos, or play video games comfortably. So I decided it's time for a new one! I considered buying a computer desk, but couldn't find quite what I wanted, so I...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:26:37 PDT
Convertible Amp-Box
Convertible Amp-Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> IssamK While I go thru our living room, my music equipment feel like in the right place, always accessible and I see the jacks and powercables as part of the equipment.Wife sees it as a huge mess that needs to be gone. so I decided to build a box with wheels since the AMP is 20+ KG. For this very basic too...
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Mon, 5 Sep 2016 07:41:09 PDT
20 Minute Desk
20 Minute Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> ikssk Moving can be frustrating at times, and you end up in situations where not all your stuff ends up moving with you. I needed a temporary desk, that was big and cheap, so I made this. Materials adn tools I got my inspiration at HomeDepot where I came across this wire-frame shelf's for $18. Had a s...
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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:08:01 PDT
Floating Desk
Floating Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> unusual architect Sometimes you want something a little different or don't have very much room but you NEED a desk! Well having a floating desk is perfect for what you will need! The Box The first step is to create a box using 2x4's. This box can be created to any size and shape desired. The box that was created f...
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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:44:50 PDT
DIY Custom Standing Desk
DIY Custom Standing Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChadW12 These are instructions for how to build a standing desk out of 2x4s and iron plumbing pipe. I recently built the L-shaped desk seen in the picture which I will use for this tutorial. I will also include suggestions for customizing the build to your own specifications. Plan the size, style, and hei...
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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:29:57 PDT
Computer Monitor Riser
Computer Monitor Riser - More DIY How To Projects]]> makerbrian My office desk has two monitors, unfortunately they have limited ability to raise and lower. Therefore I would either be slouching in my chair or looking down all day. I am a tall guy so I needed something more than just putting a book under the monitors. I took some dimensions to determine how ...
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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:49:30 PDT
Ergonomic Kneeling Chair from Scrap
Ergonomic Kneeling Chair from Scrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> kaddigart I'd wanted one of these for quite some time, but never enough to warrant actually buying one because they're ridiculously expensive; the cheapest one I could find anywhere was over $50. Looking at the general design and the materials used in making them, I finally decided to just throw something tog...
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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:47:26 PDT
Desk / Worktable
Desk / Worktable - More DIY How To Projects]]> conglomeration For this project, I used six 2 x 4's1 1/4" screws ( 2 at each joint if you use good glue. 16 total)2" screws ( About 8 should do nicely)3" screws ( I used 2 on each rail end. 12 total)gluescrap laminate topThis desk project was built for Pam. She asked me to make a simple work table/desk for herart ...
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Fri, 27 May 2016 07:48:48 PDT
DIY Ergonomic Sound Design Workstation
DIY Ergonomic Sound Design Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sound Goals Sit to stand Audio Workstation by Spencer Hector Goals: Creative, comfortable, minimal, ergonomic, affordable, clean work space, sit to standOverview: Workaholic, renter, overachiever, sound designer, mixer, freelance, foley artist, minimalist, tall (6’2”) Built %100 solo (out of desperation, not by...
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Sat, 7 May 2016 06:31:42 PDT
Economic one-board desk for CNC or jigsaw
Economic one-board desk for CNC or jigsaw - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kernel770 Hello everyone! This is my entry for the „Flat Pack Contest“ on Instructable, in which interesting designs all about cool stuff which come from a board or panel of a random material are presented. Of course, many other objects and applications fall in this category.DISCLAIMER: Be save around tools, ...
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Wed, 6 Apr 2016 10:00:43 PDT
DIY Affordable Bed, Closet and Desk
DIY Affordable Bed, Closet and Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> isaacdemulder I built the bed and desk-part a while ago, but only recently added the clothes and shoe rack. Apart from my desk chair it is now the only piece of furniture in my room, making the space seem larger and brighter. Building it took a while, but I was working alone and with very few power tools. I will ...
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:09:45 PST
Mid Century Style Wall System Made Out of Plywood
Mid Century Style Wall System Made Out of Plywood - More DIY How To Projects]]> Joerai We came across an old school gym bench at the thrift store and it fitted our wall exactly! We thought it would be cool to get a mid century wall system with that but the prices were extremely high! Besides, most of the colors didn't match that well. So i decided to make one myself. It was a very eas...
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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:07:20 PST
Reproduction of a small desk from Texas
Reproduction of a small desk from Texas - More DIY How To Projects]]> ajtarnas I spent a few weeks dismantling a house in Texas south of Austin this past November. A friend I made there found a nice little desk. We dismantled it so she could fit it in her car, and we cut parts for a second slightly larger copy. So there are two little desks waiting to be built in Texas with no...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:20:57 PST
Campaign Desk
Campaign Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> wholman A campaign desk is a nomadic writing table, popularized by officers of the British Empire in the colonial-minded 1800s. Wealthy officers, who often bought their commissions from the Crown (as opposed to actually training as soldiers), furnished their field tents with teak or mahogany chests, cots, a...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:05:21 PST
Live Edge Desk
Live Edge Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> TX_Engineer Before I start this instructable, I would really appreciate your vote towards the contests I have entered this project in. Thank you.My girlfriend was in desperate need of a desk to do her office work at home. Since her birthday is in the same month as Christmas, I had to really step up my game. So ...
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 22:26:40 PST
£50 Craft Table / Computer Desk + Cheap Shelves
£50 Craft Table / Computer Desk + Cheap Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gadgeman87 So here goes, my first instructable! (Go easy on me)Over Xmas I decided to make use of a room at home that previously just stored junk.As the title states, the materials for the table/desk came in at less than £50! I used 9x lengths of 2.4m cls stud work timber @£3 a length and one large sheet (cut ...
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Wed, 6 Jan 2016 13:38:45 PST
Chalkboard Top Desk (Child Size)
Chalkboard Top Desk (Child Size) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jobb Exertson So my daughter was in need of a desk, and that meant that I had the opportunity to use my tools and woodworking skills to enjoy some time in my garage. I often get to do small builds, and building furniture is one of my favorite items, although high detail and finishes are not my favorite. Oh, and t...
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Tue, 5 Jan 2016 07:03:06 PST
Wood Industrial Lamp Desk
Wood Industrial Lamp Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> yann.dupuy.315 Wood Industrial Lamp Desk build with IKEA RANARP Wall/clamp spotlight.For this item you need :IKEA RANARP Wall/clamp spotlight (ranarp wall/clamp)Wood cleat (13x25X200 mm)screwgray mortar /cementplastic boxEpoxy Gluepolish/varnish Step 1 : Concrete lamp base Put gray concrete/mortar in a plastic ...
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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:31:05 PST
Princess desktop
Princess desktop - More DIY How To Projects]]> CarolinaHunrichse For my new apartment i received an old desk from my aunt. Its an unexpensive desk, but in order to follow my decision to gave an re-use to the old things, and i have to save money for other things, i took it with joy.So i refurbished to make it an princess desk. Sanding de paper-decoration Its s...
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:28:21 PST
Boomerang Table
Boomerang Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> flavrt Have you ever seen a Boomerang Table? Me neither, but I always wanted one. Beyond the embrace of a surrounding workstation, they have a wonderful retro-modern style. With a new computer coming, this was the time to fling myself into a challenging project. Fretting over the design I wanted a huge,...
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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 20:41:11 PDT
Quickest desk shelf using Ingo IKEA table
Quickest desk shelf using Ingo IKEA table - More DIY How To Projects]]> carloratm I love the Ingo IKEA table.In 2 simple steps, you can make it a very large shelf for your studio desk. Disassemble Ingo top You have to disassemble the Ingo top.Remove the legs.Leave just the short sides, as shown in the pictures. Use L shaped pieces to fix the shelf below your desk Use L shap...
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Mon, 5 Oct 2015 07:48:33 PDT
Iron Pipe Standing Desk
Iron Pipe Standing Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> caspertek I’ve been a user of standing desks for years. Working from home, I fell into a habit of sitting for upwards of 12 hours every day while I worked. I had done some reading on standing desks, so I went out and and gathered some random parts from IKEA and made an adjustable/convertible standing desk. Th...
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Sat, 3 Oct 2015 11:15:46 PDT
A Modular Desk From Steel and Cypress Wood
A Modular Desk From Steel and Cypress Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> cwals15 The Story Behind the Desk:Because it's my first Instructable, I'd like to give a brief explanation of who I am as a self-proclaimed "maker." I grew up working on whatever projects either of my grandfathers or dad could dream up. One grandfather, "Gramps," is meticulous, a retired orthodontist. His t...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:57:46 PDT
The Hammock Desk
The Hammock Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> fitzkits Just in time for July 22, National Hammock Day (of course that's a thing), is the DIY Hammock Desk. A frame for a desk and hammock stand to attach to each other.I was building standing desks for myself and my girlfriend, when I thought that maybe we didn't want to stand all day, what if we could als...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:24:58 PDT
Reclaimed Wood L-Shaped Desk
Reclaimed Wood L-Shaped Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> FlorianBecker Let me start by giving a huge shout out to Jordan Porritt, who inspired me on these pages to build this desk. His work can be seen here: - a few introductory notes that I think should inspire you to try and venture out to build something. I am...
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:15:34 PDT
Antique Door Desk
Antique Door Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> TerryJ5 Our daughter asked for a desk in her room to study at. After shopping at a couple of stores we came across an idea at a coffee shop to make a desk/table out of an old door. A trip to the local antique market produced the door and a trip to Home Depot for the remaining lumber for the frame. The le...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:22:59 PDT
A Mantable! (pronounced MAN TABLE!!!!)
A Mantable! (pronounced MAN TABLE!!!!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pointy There comes a time in a man's life when buying mass produced stuff just isn't enough any more. We want to create something out of thin air, besides CO2. But where to start, where to start. For all you starting makers this is an excellent project to get your two left hands turned into a pair of right...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:51:03 PDT
Restoring an Old Desk with a New Laminate Surface
Restoring an Old Desk with a New Laminate Surface - More DIY How To Projects]]> rdomunky I had an old Ikea desk with a deep cherry finish, which while very strong and serviceable added way too much color to my already red/brown office. Knowing that trying to paint it would be a mess and probably not result in a tough enough surface, I opted to re-surface it in white plastic laminate. Th...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:27:29 PDT
Removable Drafting Table
Removable Drafting Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> urwilerarts I'm a bit short on space in a studio apartment, and I don't exactly have room for a full desk to house my computer as well as drafting/drawing area for creating. Since I use the space for art as well as digital design and creation (that doesn't always require a drafting surface), I wanted a surface ...
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Fri, 29 May 2015 12:58:34 PDT
Prototyping a Modular Corner Desk
Prototyping a Modular Corner Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> jhumphrey9 I love corner desks. They have plenty of space for school work and play but to buy one from a store simply cost too much. That is why this summer I plan to build one myself. late 2014 I began to daydream about what this desk would look like and what I need in a desk. It as to be large enough to spre...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 11:55:33 PDT
Budget Desk
Budget Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> danyank Hello Everyone,This is my first Instructable, although I have been reading for months I finally decided to contribute! I needed a desk for an unused corner of my living room. I began to look on craigslist for desks, various shopping websites and couldn't find anything I liked so, I decided to try my...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:36:03 PDT
(Foldable) wall mounted standing desk
(Foldable) wall mounted standing desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> DingDongDoorbell I wanted to create a standing desk for myself, but I wanted to be able to put it away when not in use. (Yes, even less footprint than a regular standing desk)I chose to use an IKEA LACK side table for it is light; cheap and easily replaced if I end up breaking it at any point. The list! Prerequis...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:35:55 PDT
Reclaimed Wood Desk
Reclaimed Wood Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jordan Porritt Here is a list of what I used to construct this custom reclaimed wood desk. The desk I built was 8 ft. by 2.5 ft so the materials listed are what I needed for that size. This same concept can apply to whatever size desk or table you would like to build, you will just have to adjust the amounts neede...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 21:25:52 PDT
Butcher block countertop table (IKEA hack)
Butcher block countertop table (IKEA hack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> anapsix Make a beautiful butcher block table with IKEA hardwood countertop and IKEA desk frame. A trip to IKEA Visit your local IKEA store's kitchen section and select your favorite hardwood countertop. Most IKEA countertops come in two sizes: 6 feet (74") and 9 feet (98"). Naturally, you can use a longe...
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:56:23 PDT
Bunk-bed-desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Clarence_clarabella This bunk-bed-desk design grew from a need for large amounts of desktop space in a tiny 12m squared student garden flat. As an architectural student, productive space was given priority over sleeping space and the result is this piece of furniture. Raising the bed over the desk creates a cosy work e...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12:26:01 PDT
Space saving loft bed
Space saving loft bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> Arx Recently, I moved into a small house with a roommate, after years living alone. In my old place I had a workbench in what would normally be a dining room, a computer desk in my living room, and a whole separate room for sleeping. It was obvious that I wouldn't have floor space for all that in one ...
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:27:25 PDT
Double Desker
Double Desker - More DIY How To Projects]]> CobyUnger As space in offices decreases and work hours get longer and longer there is an urgent need for new and creative uses of space. Some offices are adopting open floor plans and allowing employees to work where ever they like. Others are simply decreasing desk sizes. At Instructables HQ we decided to ex...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:05:19 PDT
Computer Desk ( That Thinks Its A Piano)
Computer Desk ( That Thinks Its A Piano) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ToHate-59 Computers are traditionally hidden away in an office or bedroom, having your main system on display in the living room is never good. They just dont fit in with the room (not when your system has three monitors anyway). I have built numerous computers over the years, but never attempted anything li...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:53:32 PDT
Lap Desk DIY
Lap Desk DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> marabeediy
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:46:05 PST
Add on PC stand
Add on PC stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> joerice01 I recently purchased an IKEA Alex desk and wanted to add a stand for my PC so it wasn't sitting on the floor. Tools & materials Tools: Angle grinder with cutting discs Drill Saw horse Hacksaw Ruler (30cm & 1m) Set square Marking pens Metal files F clamps 2mm hole p...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:30:50 PST
Steel And Bamboo Desk
Steel And Bamboo Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> mbeaumont1 Here is a simple way to built a solid desk to fit the dimensions you need. Design First thing is to determine the shape and dimensions of the desk. I use 3D drawing (SolidEdge in this case) to determine the dimensions of all the parts. Prepare The Material Once the drawing is finish. I cut all...
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:44:29 PST
Small Gaming PC Desk
Small Gaming PC Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> gsotocomulada I bought a small gaming chair from Wal-Mart and decided to build a small desk for it. Scheching the desk and materials The desk is pretty much a box with the following dimensions;29.75 x 19.75 x 4.5 inchesTo make this light I used;1/2 in panel3 in x 1/2 in pine boardthe legs, I use the legs from ...
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:36:44 PST
Standing Desk for 50 Bucks
Standing Desk for 50 Bucks - More DIY How To Projects]]> 0xfaf0 Inspired by Colin Nederkoorn's ``A standing desk for $22'', I decided to build my own standing desk. Whereas Colin's plan builds a small standing desk that is to be placed on top of an existing desk, I wanted to build a complete standing desk.Like Colin, I also use LACK side tables and the EKBY VIKT...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:17:39 PST