The Ultimate DIY Dorm Desk

The Ultimate DIY Dorm Desk

Range Govindan
Sep 22, 2009

Depending on what your home office situation is like, you'll most likely need a big desk. We've had a bunch of different desks, but none of them had the features of this DIY desk, which was actually made of really high quality wood. Click through the jump to find out more.

After doing some research at a few office furniture stores, Ev1lcaust1c decided on what exactly he wanted for his ultimate dorm desk. He would like to mention that he lives off-campus, not in a dorm, but as we all know it, those types of apartment can almost be called dorms since most of the time, only students live in them. Ev1lcaust1c took some photos and took his ideasto his father's woodworking shop.

We've seen a bunch of different DIY desks, but none of them used elm nor mahogany. That's when having someone in your family that works with wood helped out. He even has walnut speaker shelves. What we really like is how he customized this desk design to his own needs. He's got a built-in USB hub, wire holes for cable management, speaker shelves, and a box for his Xbox. He's got enough room for his 6 screens, 4 computers, Xbox 360, and his surround sound system, with a bunch of extra storage as well.

Although this was done with the help of a professional, namely his father, and professional tools, this shouldn't stop you from adapting his idea to your own needs. A desk is mostly just a hunk of wood. If you get a few legs cheaply from IKEA and you can easily build your own desk. A great idea involves reclaiming old wood from other pieces of junked furniture. With a clever eye, desks can be assembled easily for a few dollars. Sure, you won't have all the extra storage and features that this desk has, but this build definitely gives you ideas on what is possible. Check out Ev1lcaust1c's Flickr set on how the build was completed.

[via Lifehacker, photos by Ev1lcaust1c]

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