Earlier this year, we built a DIY butcher block desk for my home office. It was one of the easiest and quickest ways to put together a large desk space. We basically got two file cabinets and placed a piece of butcher block on top and….Voila!
DIY Butcher Block Desk
My main goal was to have a LOT of desk space to work on, and this DIY butcher block desk definitely fit the bill! We got our 8 ft piece of butcher block from Lowe’s. They sell 6 ft and 4 ft pieces as well, but 8 ft is exactly what we needed, so we didn’t have to make any cuts at all.
You can’t see it in the picture, but Cy took a 6 foot 2×4 and drilled it into the studs of the wall at the height that we wanted the desk. So the butcher block is resting on that “lip” and the two drawer units on each side. He also used a few screws and attached the butcher block to the drawer unit from underneath to keep it from slipping.
We applied one coat of Minwax stain in Dark Walnut, and then we sealed the wood with a satin polyurethane. (I wish I could say that my desk always looks this clear and clutter-free, but that would not be the truth AT ALL!)
But I do like how I have plenty of room to spread out my papers, planners, laptop, and more on a day to day basis.
I found the two gray drawer units for each side of my desk at IKEA.
The drawer units came with silver hardware, so I just spray painted them black to get the look I wanted.
I also printed out some labels on my computer and added them to each of the drawer pulls.
The drawer units are not very large, which I love. They give me a little bit of storage without taking up a lot of space underneath my desk.
The cute little mail holder on the wall was a birthday gift from my Aunt Tassie. I put some white envelopes in it for these pictures, but when school starts, I plan on making a file folder with each of my kids’ names on them to hold important school papers.
I wanted to keep the shelving above my desk simple, so Cy made these open shelves for me.
I had fun decorating them with some faux greenery, books, and office supplies.
I hope to show you the rest of my office in a future post. I really do enjoy this little corner of our house that is ALL MINE. :)
Do you have a “home office” or a space in your house that you like to “work” at?
Here are some other DIY DESKS that I have created in my home…