Vikkie Williams from the blog ‘Little VWS’ had a problem: she wanted a new craft desk with all the storage space in the world. So, her husband instead of going around town looking for the perfect one, decided to build one! He built it from IKEA bookshelves and it cost him $112. The first thing he did was assemble the three shelves and set them up in the general area where they wanted the desk to sit.
This is what he did:
He connected them with long wooden boards.
He first attached the larger of the two bookshelves together and then added the crossbeams.
Then, he added the smallest unit to the side, making an L shape.
Once that was finished, it was time to make the desktop. He used plywood and attached it with liquid nails.
All that was left was to trim around the sides and give it a clean look. He even added wooden molding. Finally, he finished it off with some paint and then added all the storage bins, supplies, and decor to the cubbies!
Now Vikkie has all the storage room in the world indeed. Bookshelves come in handy sometimes.
“This desk has everything I could ever want in a craft desk,” Vikkie wrote on her blog post about the project. “It is tall but it’s great for projects that are easier to do standing and the top has so much work space with lots of room.”
Find more details about the project here.