If you want to save money by creating yourself, then you want to read this article. Because you will receive a compilation of 20 cheap reception desk plans and instructions on how to build your own modern reception desk.
Ever dreamed of owning your own reception desk? I know I have. My father had them as a child and they were amazing. Unfortunately, like most young people starting out, I couldn't afford to buy my own reception desk. After doing a bit of research, I learned that making my own is not only possible but really easy to do. Want to build your own reception desk? Check out the best DIY Reception Desk ideas and plans below!
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1. Low Budget Reception Desk
Are you trying to keep your budget under control while you can still afford some essential things? Something like a receptionist desk? Well, that is quite possible if you can follow this guide and learn how to make a reception desk for some low cost. Most of the materials used are from home depot and IKEA and as you know that those two stores are inexpensive to some certain extent.
2. DIY Reception Counter
Are you tired of your beat-up counter? Do you want to upgrade it to a modern reception desk? If yes, then you're on the right path. Follow this guide to see how to easily upgrade your counter to something impressive! The modernized counter is made from marine plywood, liquid nails, and paint. Molding from any local hardware store will be a great material as well. You can check out the procedure and list of materials and tools by clicking the link below.
3. DIY Glam Reception Desk
So you have an old beat-up table around you? Bring it out, let's make a receptionist desk out of it. First, start by adding a piece of foam and batting fabric on a plywood board. Then poke holes through the batting to the foam. Lay a piece of satin fabric on top of the batting and love the holes. Add screws and drive them down the plywood to have a nice pattern for the front of the table. Staple the excess fabric to the back of the plywood board. Repeat this for the sides of the table as well.
4. How To Build A Large Two Level Desk
The design for this desk will be perfect for you if you need a lot of workspaces. It is designed for a home office, but it can be used for outdoor office settings as well. Let's see how to put the large two-level desk together. First, if you don't have all the necessary tools for cutting, you can have them cut your wood into pieces for you at the store. You will see all the cuttings required from this guide. Note, the three wood pieces that make up the sideboard are joined together using pocket hoke joinery.
5. Studio Reception Desk
Here is another studio reception desk that you can lay your hands on. It is made from cedar wood pieces, clamps, floor flange, wood screws, wood glue, and stain. The floor flange is used as the leg of the desk and it stands beautifully. lazyguydiy
6. Pallet Wood Reception Desk Idea
What do you say about pallet woodcraft? Impressive and cute! Moreso, recycling pallets are the most cost-effective way of making DIY projects. You can check the link below for more information about the studio reception desk made from pallet wood. easypalletideas
7. DIY Custom Reception Counter
Here is a great plan that shows you how to modify or customize a reception desk. This is the beauty of DIY; you can shape or redesign anything to suit your taste. This excellent guide will help you plan the layout of the new reception desk. onethriftychick
8. Pinewood Reception Desk
You can check out this impressive pine desk made from reclaimed live edge pine slab. The slab was a bit rough and beat up since it was left outside for a long time. Therefore, the first thing you need to do is to prepare the top of the slab and turn it into a nice-looking desktop. instructables
9. Plywood Reception Desk
Here is another great plan that shows you how to make a DIY receptionist desk using ¾" thick plywood. If you are worried about the low storage space, this desk plan is for you. It has a lot of storage space. The first thing you need to do to have this desk is to have a well-established plan or template for the desk. This will make cutting and building easier. You can follow this guide to see the complete tutorial for the plywood receptionist desk by clicking on the link below.
10. Industrial Reception Desk
When you're not using a table saw to cut down a giant piece of plywood board, a circular saw is the best alternative. Cut down a large wooden board into smaller and workable pieces. Take out the piece with the dimension of what you want to make and drill holes around the edges. Laminate two pieces together to have a thick board. This will be the front of the desk. Reoeàh process for the sides of the desk. Note the size of the sideboard is different from that of the front.
11. Reception Desk For Gym
If you want something simple, cute, and portable, you should refer to this guide to learn how to build what you want. The receptionist desk described in this guide is super simple and affordable to put together. You will need some wood pieces, spray paints, drills, orbital sander, belt sander, pin nail, miter saw, flush mount bits, husky workbenches, vacuum, x-carve CNC, and fast cap powerhead screws. After gathering all these materials and tools you can start working as shown in this video guide.
12. How To Make A Custom Wood Reception Desk
Are you looking for a way to make a custom wood receptionist desk? You're on the right path! This receptionist desk is made from custom wood and was made to look like real concrete overlay countertops. The technique is very simple but requires some logic to put the puzzle together. You can click on the link below to know more about the concrete overlay countertop process.
13. Sculpted Oak Desk
This sculpted oak desk is the perfect project to get your creativity and craft on point. The project starts from sketching the ideas or design for the oak desk on a sheet of paper. Once you have a clear picture of what you want, you can start gathering wood and other materials required. instructables
14. Poplar Secretary Desk
The first thing you need to do is to brainstorm the design you want to make. Put it all together in your mind or on a sheet of paper before you can start joining woods together. This step is very important as it saves you unnecessary stress during the building and makes it even easier. You can check the following steps from this link. instructables
15. Corner Office Desk
Among the long list of tools required to build this corner office desk is a jointer, planer, table saw, bandsaw, miter saw router, sanders, router plane, chisels, hand saw, and clamps. After gathering all the tools, materials, finishing, and some other equipment as listed in this guide, the first thing to do is to mill the wood into rough sizes. instructables
16. Minimalist Desk For Reception
When you don't have enough space, you tend to minimize the little space and build something
little to fit the space. How far about building a minimalist desk now that you have enough space. That sounds amazing right! Let's get to work. You will need seven pallets, one door panel, four machine screws, and some assorted drywall screws. Ensure the pallets are for workhorses and that makes a total of 14 pallets. instructables
17. DIY Cashier Desk
Check out this DIY cashier desk made from wooden boards, wood glue, screws, among others. The best tool to cut down the wooden board to a sizable chunk is the table saw, as it has enough space to hold the wide board. Once you have smaller chunks of wood, you can proceed to use a miter saw to make more cuts.
18. DIY Reception Desk
What do you say about this giant studio desk? Impressive right! The design pass for a receptionist desk. The desk has some amazing features that make work easier on it. It has a keyboard tray, storage spaces, a space for the audio gadgets, a spot to fix the widescreen among other features. A PDF format of the desk plan is available in this video guide.
19. DIY High Boy Table
A highboy table can be an indoor or outdoor desk and is specifically perfect for a receptionist desk. Let's see how you can make a high boy table. You will need two pallet kinds of wood, spray paint, and some type of screws. The spray paint makes it easy to have a uniform painting on the pallets even with cracks and holes. However, you might need to paint only one side of the pallet to avoid wasting the spray paint, as the other side of the pallet would not be visible inside.
20. How To Build A Modern Reception Desk
A receptionist desk is not like every other desk; it is very big, wide, and tall. It can be a different design but the dimension must be as mentioned above. The design for this particular receptionist desk has a large open space at the center and this gives it a modern twist. You can decide to cover up the open space, it all depends on what you want. You will need some wooden boards, a wood planer, screws, wood glue, tape measure, and some other materials and tools.
There you have 20 DIY receptionist desks that can be made at home or in your garage with little or no cost. Each DIY project has a link that leads to the complete instruction on it. Checking the links for further details, about each DIY receptionist desk, you'll get to have the list of the materials and tools used, a free plan, cutting lists, and some other features.