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8 Awesome DIY Studio Desk Plans You Can Make Today (with Pictures)

Reclaimed Wood Desk by Simplified Building

Reclaimed Wood Desk by Simplified Building

Having a studio desk is incredibly important for any music producer. Desks can be expensive, and some have design features that don’t appeal to producers, depending on their needs and preferences. When you need one with enough space to produce incredible music, consider making a studio desk! When you learn how to build a studio desk, you can customize it to your needs, and it will be MUCH cheaper than a brand-name model. Here are 8 free studio desk plans you can DIY today.

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The 8 Awesome DIY Studio Desk Plans

1. Recording Studio Desk from

diy recording studio desk
Photo Credit By: Marrs Recording Studio

This Recording Studio Desk plan is perfect for anyone looking for a desk capable of holding all of their recording equipment. There are three diagrams, one supplies list, and two delightful videos to watch on how to build this desk.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: Wood, Wood Finish, Polyurethane, Wood Glue, Sliding Shelves, T-Plates, Corner Braces

Tools Needed: Wooden Boards, Nail Gun, Nails, Clamps, Drill, Tape Measure

Tips: You can get your wood cut by a hardware store. Sometimes they will do it for free if you purchase the lumber from them.

2. Simple and Cheap Studio Desk from

simple and cheap studio desk
Photo Credit By: Instructables

This Simple and Cheap Studio Desk plan is for a small studio desk with one central desk and two tiny raised ones to hold speakers. It is a very simple and easy project that is great for woodworking beginners. In spots, the instructions can be vague and hard to follow, so be wary of that.

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials: Wood, Screws, Mounting Kit, Wood Stain or Paint

Tools Needed: Wood, Tape Measure, Drill

Tips: This is one of the smaller studio desk plans on the list so if you are looking for a heavy-duty desk, this is not the plan for you.

3. Sleek Studio Desk from

diy sleek studio desk
Photo Credit By: Imgur

This Sleek Studio Desk plan provides step-by-step photos and instructions. The instructions are vague in parts, and it is undoubtedly a project for advanced builders who can read between the lines.

If you have accessories and gadgets besides the standard desk speakers, this will be a perfect design for you since there are compartments below the monitor to put an extra electrical strip, a small voltage regulator, or a compact soundbar like the Sonos Beam, for example.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: Wood, Wood Stain, Estapol Sealant, Screws, Bracket Mounts

Tools Needed: Sander, Paintbrush, Drill

Tips: To keep the cables under control, try bundling your cables with Velcro cable ties!

4. Two Level Studio Desk from

diy two level studio desk
Image Credit: Gray House Studio

This Two Level Studio Desk is ideal for anyone with two monitors or more desk space without taking up more room in their office. The dark wood is professional yet elegant, and the desk is sturdy and built to last.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: Pine Boards, Plywood, Screws, Nails, Woos Gun, Wood Stain, Wood Filler

Tools Needed: Milter Saw, Kreg Pocket Hole Jig, Drill, Table Saw, Clamps, Nail Gun, Framing Square, Straight Edge, Jigsaw, Orbital Sander

Tips: The general instructions for building this desk are provided on the blog page. However, you can buy the plan for $6 if you need specifics.

5. Reclaimed Wood Studio Desk from

diy reclaimed wood studio desk
Image Credit: Simplified Building

This Reclaimed Wood Studio Desk plan is easy-to-follow with several images and schematics. Don’t mistake easy-to-follow with easy, however. This plan will take around 40 hours to complete.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: Kee Klamp Fittings, Pipe, Reclaimed Wood, Casters, Socket Tee Fittings, Eye Fittings, Pin Fittings, Wood Glue, Clamps, Plywood, Wood Stain, Polycrylic, Perma Blue Liquid Gun, Steel Wool Pads, Wood Screws, Felt Pads

Tools Needed: Drill, Sander, Table Saw, Brush, Screwdriver

Tips: When building your studio desk, consider the chair height you want to use. In this project, the builder had to raise his chair after constructing the desk.

6. Studio Desk with Sizable Racks from

diy studio desk with sizable racks
Image Credit: Imgur

This Studio Desk With Sizable Racks plan is a loose one that not only requires a few tools; it is also fairly inexpensive! This studio desk is capable of holding everything you need to produce music. If you are a perfectionist, however, this may not be the desk for you since the builder doesn’t worry about issues like gaps.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: Plywood, Wood Glue, Screws, Wood Trim, Wood Stain

Tools Needed: Drill, Nail Gun, Clamp, Level

Tips: Consider placing patches of carpet under this desk to spare your floor!

7. Huge Studio Console from

diy huge studio console
Image Credit: Tim’s Audio Corner

This Huge Studio Console plan is the perfect plan for a perfectionist. This studio desk is custom fit to the builder’s equipment, so if you use this plan, you will have to make some of your own measurements.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: Wood, Screw, Vinyl, Wood Trim, Primer, Paint

Tools Needed: Saw, Level, Tape Measure, Drill, Sand Paper, Stapler

Tips: Consider pairing your sandpaper with a sander since this desk has a large surface area.

8. Fully Functioning Studio Desk from

diy fully functioning studio desk
Image Credit: Imgur

This Fully Functioning plan will teach you how to build a studio desk that serves as inspiration for advanced builders looking for a fully operating studio desk. The plan lacks specifics but has written instructions and pictures for each step of the building process.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: Birch Wood, Screws, Wood Fillers, Wood Glue, Wood Stain, T Brackets, Rack Rails

Tools Needed: Circle Saw, Screw Driver, Clamp

Tips: The builder strongly recommends not using Minwax polyshade stain or wood fillers.


Instead of spending hundreds of dollars or more on a store-bought studio desk, you can use one of the plans we featured to build one customized to your specifications. Some of the designs are complex, but if you have plenty of woodworking experience, you’ll probably enjoy the challenge. Before starting on your studio desk, remember to wear goggles, gloves, and ear protection to prevent injuries. Thank you for reading this post and leaving your comments below!

You might also be interested in: 10 DIY Corner Desk Plans You Can Build Today

Featured Image Credit: Simplified Building


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