The DIY Modern Office Desk You Need To Build

This chunky, DIY modern office desk is one you’ll want to build because it’s super versatile! Not only can it serve as a desk, but also as a dining table or kitchen island! Interested in tackling this project yourself? We’ve created a detailed 4-page build plan that includes all the tools and materials used to create this DIY modern office desk! Email me at to purchase a copy! Keep reading to learn how you can receive a special blog DISCOUNT!

wooden desk with black chair and computer monitors
Accent Wall Color = Behr Cracked Pepper

The Build

You can build this modern office desk using any lumber of your choice. We went with a more chunky design because our goal was to have this desk be a statement piece in our home office. You can also adjust the measurements of this office desk to suit your needs while using our build plan as a guide.

Painting and Staining

I love the contrast of white and wood, so we decided to paint the desk frame in Sherwin Williams Pure White. Using paint that you already own helps to reduce your project cost. For the stain, I used my personal concoction of Natural and Early American. It’s definitely a trial and error sort of mix. I simply tested the stain on a piece of lumber until I was satisfied with the resulting color.

Desk Frame Color = SW Pure White
Desk Top Stain = Natural + Early American


This white and wood DIY modern office desk complements our dark accent wall perfectly! Since Hubby works in IT, using multiple monitors has its benefits. We couldn’t love this project any more than we already do! If you’re interested in more DIY woodworking projects, then be sure to check out the following blog posts:

DIY Bench || DIY West Elm Inspired Shelving || DIY Pocket Desk || DIY Wood Paneled Door || DIY Custom Walk-In Pantry

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Monitors || Monitor Wall Mount || Black Chair


  • Feel free to use your choice of wood on this DIY office desk build. We have our favorite wood choices and I’m sure you do too!
  • We used a countersink drill bit to screw further into the lumber so we could then easily fill any holes with spackling paste, lightly sand, and paint.
  • The quick grip clamps are great for solo DIY projects because they provide that extra set of hands you often need!

Email us at if you’d like to purchase a copy of our 4-page DIY modern office desk build plan! If you mention that you found out about this build plan through our blog, you’ll be able to purchase your copy for ONLY $5! Until next time friends!

Aminah Chung


6 Replies to “The DIY Modern Office Desk You Need To Build”

  1. You two did such an amazing job with this project! It is so well made and I love the clean lines! Bravo once again!!!

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