Lifehackers like us need lots of space, and you've probably seen the awesome-but-expensive corner desks many of our featured workspaces sport—thankfully, DIY blog Knock Off Wood has detailed plans for building one yourself, for a fraction of its retail cost.
The plans may look a little overwhelming at first, but it's really just a lot of measuring, sanding, and screwing. Even if you're not a DIY veteran, the instructions are detailed enough (and the tools common enough) that with the right attitude and a bit of elbow grease, you'll be sitting at your new spacious desk in no time (and for hundreds of dollars less than the original Pottery Barn version). Knock Off Wood doesn't list the exact cost of their version, but they say it should fall between $US20 and $US50, most likely—not bad for a previously $US800 desk.
While this is one of the most tempting creations on the blog, Knock Off Wood is a pretty fantastic site for those looking to save a little money via a little DIY—it's chock full of plans based off expensive retail furniture that you can build yourself for a fraction of the price. Hit the link for the corner desk plans, and check out the rest of the site for any other projects you may want to build. Thanks, sammouth!
The Corner Desktop for our Modular Office Collection [Knock Off Wood]