30 Brilliant & Space Saving DIY Corner Desk Ideas

by craftyclub

Corner desks are the perfect way to save space while ensuring that you have a functional workspace. If you’re looking for a spot to spread out but you don’t have a ton of space available, a corner desk is a great compromise option! 

As with anything, desk prices can be astronomical and for something specialized like a corner desk, the prices in the store may make you consider using a stool as a desk instead. But never fear because you can DIY a corner desk in an afternoon that looks like you spent hundreds on it! Are you ready to get started? 

We’ve compiled a list of the 30 best DIY corner desk ideas for you. Get your pen and pencil ready because it’s time to start DIYing!

1. Wonderful Waterfall DIY Corner Desk

DIY Built-in Wood Waterfall Edge Desk
DIY Built-in Wood Waterfall Edge Desk (from Stagg Design)

This beautiful corner desk is perfect for a narrow room! Instead of sacrificing an entire side of your room, you can use up half of it while still being able to have a huge desk! It’s a win-win situation.

The waterfall edges of this desk make it a beautiful piece and the easy construction makes it a no brainer. Get to building! 

2. Industrial Corner Desk Under $150 DIY

DIY Corner Desk (For Under $150)
DIY Corner Desk (For Under $150) (from Diy Huntress)

This desk is functional, it’s practical, and it’s stylish. Honestly, what more can you ask for? 

While the particular style pictured would go best with an industrial style living space, this design plan can be replicated with different materials or different finishes to truly make it your own! 

3. Lovely L-Shaped Wooden Corner Desk DIY

Diy L Shaped Desk With Shelves
Diy L Shaped Desk With Shelves (from Woodshop Diaries)

This corner desk is one of my favorites on the list because of all of the possibilities! Wood is such an amazing finish because you have so many opportunities to paint it, stain it, and truly make it your own. 

The shelves add a great touch and the perfect amount of storage, making this a fantastic L-shaped corner desk that saves room! 

4. Iconic IKEA Besta Shelf DIY Corner Desk

IKEA HACK: Create a Corner Desktop for Kids Using Besta Shelves
Create a Corner Desktop for Kids Using Besta Shelves (from Free&Unfettered)

If you’re looking for a corner desk that requires minimal building, this is the one for you! This spacious desk is created using IKEA’s Besta shelves and is a space-saving way to create a workspace and storage at the same time! 

This would be perfect for a kid’s room or even a library! 

5. Simple DIY Corner Desk L-Shaped

DIY L Shaped Desk
DIY L Shaped Desk (from Girl Just Diy)

This is another easy option on the list and could be completed as a quick afternoon project. It just requires some scouting out for the proper materials but once you have them, the rest of it is easy! 

This corner desk is perfect because it can be customized to fit the exact dimensions of your space. 

6. Cozy Corner Desk DIY

Diy Corner Desk
Diy Corner Desk (from Shanty 2 Chic)

A cozy little spot away from the worries of the world, this DIY corner desk is the perfect solution for a small dorm room or for the person who doesn’t want a desk to overtake their entire space. 

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The shelves above it provide ample storage and by placing it facing the wall, you can add lots of fun calendars and white boards to keep up with your goals! 

7. Fun Floating DIY Corner Desk

How To Build A DIY Wood Floating Desk With Simple Brackets
How To Build A DIY Wood Floating Desk (from The Diy Nuts)

A wood floating desk that is as easy as getting brackets and putting them in the right position, this DIY is perfect for any family that is new to virtual schooling or that wants to give their kids more space for activities! 

8. Simplistic Corner Desk Easy DIY

A Diy Corner Desk For The Room At The Top Of The Stairs
A Diy Corner Desk For The Room At The Top Of The Stairs (from Chalking Up Success)

This desk looks like a breath of fresh air and makes me feel like I need to meditate for a while! 

This is the perfect option for anyone looking to take up just a bit of space. The wood grain in it is the perfect touch and really adds to the boho and clean feel of this room.

9. Fancy Farmhouse Desk DIY

Farmhouse X Desk
Farmhouse X Desk (from Heather Studios)

If farmhouse is still your style, this desk is perfect for you! 

This L-shaped beauty provides extra working space without taking up as much room. It fits snugly into a corner and is just the right size to ensure that you can do everything you need to do! 

10. DIY Budget Built In Corner Desk

DIY Built In Floating Corner Desk – Inexpensive and Easy To Do
DIY Built In Floating Corner Desk (from Twelve On Main)

Floating desks are beautiful and provide a sense of elegance to any space. 

This desk is the perfect option for anyone looking for something classic that blends in with their current decor. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your personal style just because you need a desk for work!

11. Crazy Easy Framing DIY Corner Desk

Diy Framing Wood Corner Desk
Diy Framing Wood Corner Desk (from A Beautiful Mess)

This desk is easy, it’s budget-friendly, and it can be built in a rainy afternoon. What more could you ask for?

Stain it to match your current furniture or keep it original to give it a more unfinished look. The choice is up to you! 

12. Huge DIY Farmhouse Desk for Corner

Diy Farmhouse Corner Desk
Diy Farmhouse Corner Desk (from Our Repurposed Home)

This desk is a family command center. It’s where you go to pay bills, plan out the next soccer tournament, and complete your work for the week. 

With ample storage space and a huge desktop to work with, you’ll never have to buy another desk again! 

13. Budget Friendly Standing Desk DIY

Building A Standing Desk
Building A Standing Desk (from A Beautiful Mess)

Standing desks are EXPENSIVE. If you don’t believe me, do a quick search on the Internet. 

Now that you’re back, once again, standing desks are EXPENSIVE! Never fear though, you can DIY this thing and make it look like you bought it! There are so many health benefits to standing desks, why not give it a try?

14. Rustic Spacious Corner Desk DIY

My New DIY Corner Desk
My New DIY Corner Desk (from Sophie Callahan)

This rustic beauty is perfect for any farmhouse looking for a desk! 

It has beautiful drawers to hide your unsightly supplies and open shelves to display all of your treasures and beautifully bound books. Place it in front of a window and soak up the sunshine as you work. You deserve it!

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15. Huge Gaming Setup Desk DIY

DIY Corner Desk (from Design Morsels)

Gamers, beware!

This massive corner desk is ready to hold your monitors, keyboard, huge mouse pad, and even your mic stand if you’re a streamer! 

With a huge workspace like this, you have tons of room to spread out and camp out for an all day marathon. Get comfortable! 

16. Unique Scaffolding Wood Corner Desk DIY

Homemade Desk Of Scaffolding Wood
Homemade Desk Of Scaffolding Wood (from DIY everything)

What a beauty! 

If you’ve got some scaffolding wood laying around, why not turn it into something useful? This incredible desk is both functional and attractive, providing the best of both worlds and a huge work area that would make anyone envious. 

17. Simple and Straightforward DIY Butcher Block Desk

DIY Butcher Block Desk
DIY Butcher Block Desk (from Simplified Building)

If you don’t care about fancy and you’re looking for something that’s simple and gets the job done, I’ve found the desk for you!

This butcher block corner desk has a solid workspace but can be constructed very quickly, unless you’re planning on literally cutting the tree down yourself to harvest the wood. In that case, you’re awesome. If you’re lazy like me though, you can just go out and buy a butcher block. 

This is a simple and straight to the point desk that gets the job done! 

18. Space Saving DIY Corner Desk

DIY Corner Desk: How to Build Your Own
DIY Corner Desk: How to Build Your Own (from Tinktube)

Sometimes a narrow corner desk is just what you need. If you primarily work on a computer, you may not need all of the extra space that a regular desk would provide! 

Why take it up if it’s unnecessary? This desk gets the job done and is beautiful to look at!

19. DIY Rustic Farmhouse Corner Desk

DIY Corner Desk
DIY Corner Desk (from Little Home Happiness)

This corner desk has remnants of country living in the good ol’ days. Picking vegetables, brewing sweet tea, and listening to the frogs chirping outside in the backyard on a muggy summer night. 

If you’re a fan of the good ol’ things, you’re probably a fan of this desk! The beautiful wood color gives it a rustic feel and makes it the perfect accent to any farmhouse.

20. Tandem Farmhouse Desk DIY

DIY 2 Person Corner Desk with a Farmhouse Style
DIY 2 Person Corner Desk with a Farmhouse Style (from Diy Danielle)

If you’re tired of yelling across the house for your husband to take out the trash, consider building a 2 person desk! Now, you’ll be able to throw pieces of paper at his head to get his attention instead!

All jokes aside, this gorgeous farmhouse desk is the perfect touch for any living space and is a great way to save space while working from home. After all, two individual desks and working spaces is a LOT and it’s completely understandable if you don’t want to take up that much room in your house for work. 

21. Cute Compact Corner Desk DIY

Compact Corner Desk
Compact Corner Desk (from Instructables)

Saving space is so important and if you don’t use a desk for anything other than the computer, why do you need a ton of extra room?

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This compact desk DIY fits snugly in the corner and provides you with the exact amount of space that you need to use your computer. 

22. DIY Industrial Metal Corner Desk

DIY Metal & Wood Corner Desk
DIY Metal & Wood Corner Desk (from Diy Huntress)

This is another great space-saving option that is perfect for an industrial space. 

The metal and wood combo provides a sleek finish that gives a semi rugged, semi modern appearance that is unique and beautiful!

23. Herringbone Easy L-Shaped Desk DIY

Herringbone L-Shaped Corner Desk Tutorial
Herringbone L-Shaped Corner Desk Tutorial (from Honey Built Home)

This gorgeous corner desk provides the perfect amount of room for anyone working from home and offers a space-conscious way to utilize every inch of your wall!

The wood makes the perfect blank canvas for customization and provides you with endless possibilities. 

24. Pretty Pottery Barn Inspired DIY Corner Desk

Rustic Office Desk: Pottery Barn Style
Rustic Office Desk: Pottery Barn Style (from Hoosier Homemade)

Pottery Barn is beautiful but it is expensive. Why would you pay hundreds for a desk that you can make yourself?

This Pottery Barn inspired desk is spacious and provides SO much working space. It’s great for a craft table and can even be used as a shared space.

25. Interesting IVAR Corner Desk DIY

DIY IVAR Corner Desk with Monitor Shelf
DIY IVAR Corner Desk with Monitor Shelf (from The Surly Curmudgeon)

Monitor shelves are vital for ergonomic seating, which is what makes this corner desk a great option for anyone looking for a great place to work! 

Spend an afternoon and DIY this incredible desk!

26. Spacious Custom Corner Desk DIY

Custom Corner Desk With Drawers, Pullout Keyboard And Shelves
Custom Corner Desk With Drawers, Pullout Keyboard And Shelves (from Doityourself)

This custom desk comes fully equipped with a keyboard drawer, tons of shelving, and drawers for storage! 

It can be customized to fit your needs and decor style, making it a great corner desk option!

27. Easy and Unique Corner Desk DIY

DIY Corner Desk
DIY Corner Desk (from Tall Guy DIY)

An easy and unique option, this corner desk is more narrow than the others but is great for anyone utilizing wall-mounted monitors. 

With tons of storage space in the drawers and an L-shaped space saving design, this desk is perfect for a gaming setup! 

28. Gorgeous Farmhouse Desk DIY

DIY Farmhouse Desk
DIY Farmhouse Desk (from Ashley Diann Designs)

Farmhouse is all the rage these days and this desk proves it! 

If you’re looking for a beautiful farmhouse corner desk option that won’t break the bank, try building one! You’ll save money and have bragging rights. 

29. Budget Friendly Corner Desk Video Tutorial

How To Build this Awesome Farmhouse Corner Desk! (from KalindsLife)

We LOVE a good video tutorial! Reading steps is definitely helpful, but seeing them happen in front of you is completely different! 

This awesome farmhouse corner desk is simple and stunning. It’s perfect for any space!

30. Modern Budget DIY Corner Desk

How To Make A Corner Desk On A Budget
How To Make A Corner Desk On A Budget (from Robin Lewis Makes)

If you’re on a budget and you’re looking for a corner desk that doesn’t look like you’re on a budget, this beautiful desk is the perfect one for you! 

It is an easy build and will save you SO much money in the long run. Since you’re building it with your two hands, YOU control how sturdy it is. Make it last forever!

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