Floating Desk

The DIYer

With living space being at a premium, you want to make as much use of your space as possible. Here is one way to save space.

No matter if you have a floating desk built to suit your needs, or you order one online or build your own, it makes a perfect space saving place for the kids to do their homework or to sort your bills, or any other everyday work that requires a desk.

Floating desks come in a large variety of sizes, shapes, colors and styles. The average one you find online requires assembly and needs to be mounted to the wall. If you have one custom-built, it will usually be installed for you.

Things to consider:

1- Do you want a desk with a fold up front (desk area) or open front?

2- Do you need adjustable shelves?

3- How large of a work area do you need?

4- How much weight will be on the desk?

5- Will you be using a wall-mounted monitor that you will need your desk to fit around?

A few notes on building your own floating desk for The DIYer’s out there.

1- Don’t skimp: Use a good quality shelving wood. Using cheaper wood can cause warping and sagging in the desk over time.

2- Take your time: Whether you're putting on the finishing coat or putting in the first screw, taking your time will help ensure a good final product.

3- Plan for more: When building your desk, allow for a little more space, storage, etc. than you think you’ll need. That little extra will prove useful down the line.

4- Research: Everyone's needs are different. Research your desk to make sure you’re building a desk that will suit your needs both now and in the future.

I have put together a set of three basic plans for building your own floating desk. If you’re planning on building your own, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (please put in the subject line: “Floating Desk”) to request a copy. Though the plans are very basic, they will give you a good starting point.

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