Most of my activities at home in Chile like reading and writing have been taking place either on bed or couch. And I tend to feel too comfortable to concentrate for long time since they are good friends of sleepiness. With that in mind, I knew exactly what I wanted: a desk.
On the other hand, one of my life dreams is to construct my own house, and I needed to start making something small, such as…a desk!
So I just decided to give it a try.
The materials needed are quite simple (see the image below):
-Wood parts (2 sides, drawer, back and top),
-Screw driver and screws,
-Measure and pencil
*drawer’s piece is not necessary if you don’t need, but the back part is really important to maintain the balance. The top part needs to be a bit bigger than the one of the drawer because of the width of 2 sides (3cm in total).
And here are 5 steps to make a desk:
- Look up some photos online to figure out the shape
- Measure the height, width and length at home (take a note on a piece of paper)
- Go to nearest Home Center to buy woods (pass the note to the employee)
- Carry your woods (It was the toughest part for me)
- Assemble (the most fun part).
Order of assembly:
(1). 2 side parts and drawer
(2). the back part and (1)
(2). Put the top part and that’s it!
【Voila! After assembling!】
Some might say “why bother making a desk when you can buy it anywhere?”
Well, I think some of the benefits of making your own desk over buying are:
- You can choose the exact size depending on your available space,
- It is cheaper (It cost me about 9,000 Chilean Peso, which is around US$15)
- Creating (craft work) is fun!
In total, it took me 5 hours (3 hours of shopping + 2 hours of assembly).
Although this is nothing but a simple desk, this experience gave me a little bit of confidence toward making more complicated one.
Let’s see how much my productivity will increase thanks to this mini desk!
【The birth of my small office】