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19 DIY desk ideas to inspire a home office makeover

Anna is a lifestyle writer who spends way too much time with her two dogs. When she is not writing, she is probably gardening, reading, tripping over dog toys, or trying to acquire more farm animals than she really needs.

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Fun and funky desks

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Fun and funky desks

Your home office should be a welcoming, productive environment, but for many of us that simply isn't the case. Let's face it — our home offices get messy. Without coworkers looking over our shoulders, we let things slide. Sometimes, we don't even bother with a desk at all and choose to work from the couch instead. If your desk situation isn't working out, don't go out and buy a new home office suite. Grab your tools, roll up your sleeves, and try one of these DIY desk ideas.

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The door desk

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The door desk

The simplest DIY door desk design out there is probably the "door desk."

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The antique door desk

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The antique door desk

For a twist on the door desk, cut a sheet of glass and lay it over an antique door. 

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The corner desk

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The corner desk

Build a DIY corner desk out of reclaimed wood and enjoy your vast new workspace.

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The wood pallet desk

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The wood pallet desk

Wood pallets are free and make great repurposed desks with minimal effort on your part.

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The stylish pallet desk

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The stylish pallet desk

For a classier touch, add a glass top to your pallet desk design and sand down the pallets to avoid splinters.

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The fancy pallet desk

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The fancy pallet desk

A little stain and a few drawers set this pallet desk apart from the competition.

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The pallet office makeover

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The pallet office makeover

Don't stop at a desk — build your entire home office out of pallets and save yourself a bundle on home decor.

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The equestrian's desk

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The equestrian's desk

Let out your inner horse lover with this beautiful DIY horse-themed desk design.

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The traveler's desk

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The traveler's desk

Inspire yourself by adding a map of the world to your existing desktop.

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The ladder desk

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The ladder desk

This ladder desk design saves space and is easy to build.

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The driver's seat

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The driver's seat

Take the wheel with this awesome car desk.

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The classic ride desk

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The classic ride desk

You'll cruise through your workload in this classic beauty.

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The tiny folding desk

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The tiny folding desk

Folding desks make perfect solutions for small office spaces.

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The book lover's desk

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The book lover's desk

Find a home for old books with this book lover's dream desk design.

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The active worker's desk

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The active worker's desk

Sitting is the new smoking, so keep moving with this DIY treadmill desk.

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The rustic retreat desk

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The rustic retreat desk

Embrace your wild side with a rustic DIY desk for your office or weekend retreat.

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The music lover's desk

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The music lover's desk

Compose your next hit or just enjoy the drama of working from your very own piano desk.

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The nature lover's desk

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The nature lover's desk

Bring the outdoors indoors to help you relax by incorporating natural materials into your desk.

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