DIY Desk Ideas from Lamaisondemarina

DIY Desk Ideas from Lamaisondemarina

Sarah Coffey
Feb 19, 2008

These wooden desks by Belgian designer Marina Bautier are available through lamaisondemarina in Brussels. We love the style, but since they're not easily available here in the US, we saw them as inspiration. Their utilitarian simplicity makes them good candidates for DIY projects...

This Idee Collection Desk is a simple table transformed by modular storage units. To recreate a look like this, we'd start with a wooden table (like the Bjorkudden Dining Table from IKEA) and add one or two steel storage cubes (like the Enameled Steel Storage Cubes from the Container Store).

This Sewing Table is so smart. It accommodates all the storage you need for fabric, spools of thread, and sewing tools.

To get a similar look, we'd try to find a table with some deep storage drawers, or a table with a rolling cabinet underneath. To recreate the spool storage, we'd use a pegboard on the side of the desk.

This desk is such a simple idea: a flip-top bulletin board saves space and allows you to tuck everything away by closing the desk.

To make a desk like this, we'd add a lip around three sides of a tabletop, cut a wooden top to match, and hinge it to the lip. The inside of the desk top could be painted with magnetic paint, lined with a cork board, or lined with a metal sheet to make a magnetic bulletin.

Give us your ideas for space-saving DIY storage in the comments below.

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