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Top 10 most popular desk projects

StevieB
Projects Editor
Projects Editor

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Creating a dedicated workspace or updating an existing one can be easy and affordable, and you'll have everything you need to be more productive when working from home.

 

The Bunnings Workshop community has shared plenty of clever desk projects to help and inspire you to move on from the dining table or revamp your home office.

 

Here’s our top 10 most popular desk projects on Workshop by pageviews:

 

1. Simple and spacious desk by @robchin 

A spacious desk that took just one hour to build.A spacious desk that took just one hour to build.

 

With a SpecRite Teak Panel, RapidMesh Furniture Legs and just an hour of his time, Rob built a spacious desk that looks fantastic.

 

2. Floating study desk with cable tray by @butters  

 

Using a project panel from Bunnings, butters built this floating desk in the study nook of their new house with a cable tray to keep everything tidy underneath.

 

3. Floating timber desk with concealed brackets by @ProjectPete  

 

Experienced member Pete built and installed this large 2880mm floating desk on a brick wall with concealed supporting brackets.

 

Floating desk in study nook.Floating desk in study nook.

4. Industrial desk and shelves for home office by @ogosh  

 

With inspiration from a local trendy cafe, ogosh built a custom desk and shelves using an Acacia panel and galvanised pipe to turn a formal lounge into a stylish home office.

 

5. Upcycled desk and floating shelves by @Tara86 

 

Using leftover fence pickets and the top from the original desk, Workshop member Tara built floating shelves and a new desk for her daughter’s room to match her black loft bed.

 

6. Easy D.I.Y. desk by @cmstar 

 

Painting a Pine project panel with Feast Watson Liming White gave this simple desk a coastal feel.

 

7. Spotted Gum student desk by @Nham 

 

Spotted Gum tabletop on a Pine frame.Spotted Gum tabletop on a Pine frame.

Nham built this desk for his youngest son featuring a lovely Spotted Gum tabletop.

 

8. Large desk built on a budget by @Nham 

 

Working from home inspired Nham to build a large 2m desktop with an affordable budget of under $150.

 

9. Hamptons-style desk using Pine by @jeevanfranciz 

 

Coating the Pine tabletop with walnut stain and the legs with vintage white matte paint gave this desk a beautiful finish.

 

10. Long desktops over storage drawers by @LePallet 

 

Riley installed two long desktops over storage drawers to create a kids play and craft area that could double as a space to complete homework.

 

How to build a desk

 

Experienced Workshop member Rob shared a step-by-step guide to building your own desk with inspiration from Nham's Large desk built on a budget and jeevanfranciz's Hamptons-style desk using Pine.

 

The Bunnings team has also shared these helpful guides to get you started:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More project inspiration for your home office

 

Find more ideas for your workspace with these creative projects shared by members:

 

A tabletop on a timber planter stand.A tabletop on a timber planter stand.

  • Wall-mounted study desk by @prvz27 – With advice from the Bunnings Workshop community, prvz27 wall-mounted an Acacia Project Panel that matches their bedhead and bedside table.

 

  • D.I.Y. desk hack by @oakpatch – Brooke added a tabletop to the Kit Out planter stand from Bunnings to create this clever and stylish desk.

 

 

  • Upcycled filing cabinets desk by @ElleM –  Picture frames, new handles, an Acacia project panel and castors turned a couple of old filing cabinets into an attractive portable desk.

 

Acacia project panel on upcycled filing cabinets.Acacia project panel on upcycled filing cabinets.

 

 

 

Need help getting started?

 

The Bunnings Workshop community can offer ideas and advice for your desk build or home office renovation. Just hit Start a discussion to ask a question and don't forget to share a picture of your completed project.

 

Last updated: October 2021

 

2 Replies
Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Congratulations to all Workshop members who have had their projects featured. There's so much interest in the community on D.I.Y. desk projects at the moment with people working from home. Thanks again for sharing your inspirational projects with us. 

 

Jason

 

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Interesting to see how much this Top 10 changed in just a few months. There's certainly been loads of members interested in desk projects. Thanks again and a big congrats to those community members who have had their handiwork featured. 

 

Please let us know if we can help with advice for your own project.

 

Jason

 

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