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DIY Computer Desk Under $100 | Build It Better | EP. 02
Build It Better

Build It Better

Published on 2 years ago

Today I'm doing a full tutorial on how to build an L-shaped computer desk packed with some extra features! This farmhouse style DIY computer desk is built completely out of 2x4's and 2x6's and any of you watching could build it too! Plus, who doesn't love an affordable price tag for a sturdy yet trendy desk??

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4 2x6x8's
6 2x4x8's
2 1x2x8's
White Paint
Gloss Polycyclic Water Based Sealant
Dark Oak Stain
2.5 inch Kreg Screws (this is the correct measurement)
2.5 inch Wood Screws

Cut List:
4 2x6 cuts @ 60 inches
4 2x6 cuts @ 20 inches (this is the correct measurement)
6 2x4 cuts @ 28.5 inches
4 2x4 cuts @ 18 inches
2 2x4 cuts @ 16 inches
3 2x4 cuts @ 52 inches
3 2x4 cuts @ 18.5 inches

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Thanks For Watching! - Craig Helms

Comments :

Mike N

Mike N . 23 hours ago

in 2021 this is a 1000$ project!

Сергей С

Сергей С . 6 days ago

Привет тебе с России, ты молодец, каким то образом попал в список рекомендаций. Продолжай в том же духе!

Farhan Islam

Farhan Islam . 1 week ago

Looks amazing! Will me making one of these myself! Your video will definitely help!

Linda Garcia

Linda Garcia . 2 weeks ago

It's beautiful

David Erickson

David Erickson . 2 weeks ago

A sick desk is the sign of a clean mind.

James cooper

James cooper . 3 weeks ago

Been looking to buy one. Yours looks better than store bought rubbish particular mdf board. Thanks for sharing 👍

Ur Friendly Neighborhood White Guy

Ur Friendly Neighborhood White Guy . 4 weeks ago

I probably would've used primer before painting, but looks like it turned out good.


BLUE TECH . 1 month ago

Every time you say Craig I just think Halo Infinite


Shannon . 1 month ago

I like how you did Diy build with tools that the average Diy'er would have instead of like some folks who have full blow shops.


PromisKeeper . 1 month ago

TODAY... $400 lol. Nice build.

Morgan Noble

Morgan Noble . 1 month ago


Steven Price

Steven Price . 1 month ago

great job


Idek . 1 month ago

Imma try this out. (Imma come back to let y’all know if I finished/never did it.) :)

William Diaz

William Diaz . 2 months ago

Now days that's like 1k...

Taz-on-the-loose Yusef

Taz-on-the-loose Yusef . 2 months ago

It is really beautiful,


crazymanwithastick . 2 months ago

Good lookin desk

A Truce For Bruce

A Truce For Bruce . 2 months ago

Surprised you didn't get creative with acrylic

alex titley

alex titley . 2 months ago

Building my second for my grandson.

alex titley

alex titley . 2 months ago

I built mine in 3 days !I guess I am not as good as I thought I was, THE DESK IS ACE


陳聖廷 . 2 months ago

i like this you build......... i was making my own table now

Mudo Ahmed

Mudo Ahmed . 2 months ago

well done

Christopher Hewitt

Christopher Hewitt . 2 months ago

One suggestion. For poly over the stain, use the oil based poly spray in a can. No runs or brush marks. You will thank me later

alex titley

alex titley . 2 months ago

do you have the plans for building this desk

Amy Sampson

Amy Sampson . 2 months ago


Soledad Carmona

Soledad Carmona . 3 months ago

Omg this is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing!

Bradley Gallagher

Bradley Gallagher . 3 months ago

Woodglut plans are amazing!

Karah Rigsby

Karah Rigsby . 3 months ago

How flat does this desk come out?! I am looking to make this for my school desk but I need to be able to write and grade papers on it and don't want my pencil poking through where the cracks are!

Rafael Cordova

Rafael Cordova . 3 months ago

simple and yet very nice . from philippines

B Mitch

B Mitch . 3 months ago

Thanks for adding the parts list! Great video!

Ian M Burke

Ian M Burke . 3 months ago

Fast forward to 2021 and the wood cost is more than double in a lot of places


Paul . 3 months ago

Nice table.


AxMxProductions . 3 months ago

Now $800 desk! Good build all around. going to steal a few of your techniques

Mike Judson

Mike Judson . 3 months ago

Curious about stability if you make the length of the sides longer....I"m needing 60x60? Thoughts?

Brobox Gaming

Brobox Gaming . 4 months ago

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BigCountryMagic . 4 months ago

So if i wanted to build this but add some length and perhaps add a area to go above it to sit on top for shelving and storage and maybe some rgb or led lighting would you have an idea on how to build something like that?

Raven Saint

Raven Saint . 4 months ago

This is going to be a winter project for me. What grit sandpaper did you use?

Grimfrost AD

Grimfrost AD . 4 months ago

watching a guy make a neat table knowing i wont do it because i dont have the skill nor equipment to make one

Jude Bareng

Jude Bareng . 4 months ago

The 1.4k dislikes prolly do not have pc

Glenn Parsons

Glenn Parsons . 4 months ago

build me one with a hutch

Corey Stepanek

Corey Stepanek . 4 months ago

Too bad this desk is $600 to build today

Fabiano Siqueira

Fabiano Siqueira . 4 months ago

what wood did you use? pine?

Luke Peacham

Luke Peacham . 5 months ago

Thank you. I have just subscribed

Guru Espiritu

Guru Espiritu . 5 months ago

i love this table.

James Bradley

James Bradley . 5 months ago

Great video - thanks. I like the time lapse video and how you explained ways you found to make the job easier and few thoughts you had after the fact (which often happens to me) to improve the desk. This video encourages me to build my own desk.

Yolanda Badelle

Yolanda Badelle . 5 months ago

Amazing work...

Grace Robinson

Grace Robinson . 5 months ago

This has to be the easiest with the least set of tech tool you didn’t have all the fancy tools drills and cutting machines which makes me feel more confident to do it 😍😍 thank you

Jayant Yadav

Jayant Yadav . 5 months ago

please let the wood grains show. polish the whole. i thought the bottom was metal

Michael L

Michael L . 5 months ago

Looks great!

Ahmet Mindiz

Ahmet Mindiz . 5 months ago


Tiger Toxins

Tiger Toxins . 5 months ago

I watched this video just to learn the proper way to join pieces of wood (took two years of wood shop and never even heard of a kreg jig..) and I managed pretty well by just making a small pilot divot and then angling the drill bit so it didn't slip instead of using the jig. Great video though, to the point and fast.

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