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How to Create a DIY Office Desk with Kitchen Cabinets


When working from home, it’s essential to find the right space that provides comfort and maximizes productivity. Do you have a small office with limited space? Are you looking for a way to create more storage and workspace?


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If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may want to consider using kitchen cabinets to create a DIY office desk. This is a great option for people who are on a budget, or who want to customize their office desk. In this blog post, we will show you how to do it!

What are the Best Cabinets for a DIY Office Desk


When it comes to choosing the right office desk, there are many factors to consider. But if you’re looking for a DIY option that is both stylish and functional, RTA shaker cabinets are the way to go. These cabinets are easy to assemble, and their clean lines and classic style will give your office a chic, professional look. Plus, the doors and drawers provide plenty of storage space for all of your office supplies. 


And if you’re worried about durability, RTA shaker cabinets are made from high-quality materials that will withstand years of use. So if you’re looking for the perfect office desk, RTA shaker cabinets are the best choice.



Nelson Cabinetry offers a great selection of RTA (ready to assemble) shaker cabinets. Whether you’re looking for a classic white shaker style or something a little more unique, we’ve got you covered. Plus, our cabinets are built to last, so you can enjoy your new kitchen for years to come.

How to Create a Desk Out of Kitchen Cabinets


There are many different ways to create a custom office desk, and one of the most popular and practical options is to use kitchen cabinets. These versatile pieces of furniture can be easily repurposed into office desks by simply removing some or all of their doors, adding shelves and/or drawers, and perhaps installing casters to make it easier to move around. 


Additionally, kitchen cabinets often come in a variety of sizes and finishes, so it is easy to find ones that are perfect for creating the ideal desk for your space. Once you have found the perfect cabinets for your desk, simply follow these steps to create a functional and stylish workstation:


  • Remove any doors from the cabinet frames, taking care not to damage them in the process. If necessary, you can also remove some or all of the interior shelving as well.
  • Install any necessary drawers or additional storage space. You can either buy prefabricated drawer units to mount inside the cabinets or opt for shallow pull-out drawers that slide along tracks attached to the sides of each cabinet. In addition, consider adding back panels wired with electrical outlets if you plan on using a computer or other heavy equipment at your new desk.
  • Next, you will need to measure and cut a piece of countertop to fit on top of the plywood. You can use any type of countertop material, such as laminate, granite, or even butcher block. Once you have the countertop cut to size, you can attach it to the plywood using screws or nails.
  • Attach caster wheels to the base of each cabinet frame if desired. This will make it easier to move your desk around as needed, and you can always lock the wheels in place when you want your desk to stay put.


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Now you have a basic desk! You can add drawers, shelves, or anything else you need to make it more functional for your needs. Be sure to add some task lighting so that you can see what you’re working on. And there you have it – a DIY office desk made from kitchen cabinets!

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Evan Nelson is a skilled content writer with over 5 years of experience specializing in kitchen and bath design. His expertise in the field and ability to convey complex ideas in an accessible way have made his articles a valuable resource for homeowners and design enthusiasts alike. Evan's insights have been featured in top publications like Homes & Gardens, Family Handyman, and Real Homes. He focuses on providing practical advice, innovative ideas, and detailed guides to help readers make informed decisions about their kitchen spaces. With a passion for creating content that educates and inspires, Evan's writing helps transform kitchen dreams into reality.

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