As more of us than ever before are working from home, we’re carving out mini home offices left right and centre, but we don’t necessarily want to spend a fortune on them.
Fluted shapes and curved edges are having a moment in the interiors sphere, so this genius DIY desk idea by Olivia Edwards-Silk (opens in new tab) (@lustliving (opens in new tab)) grabbed our attention.
This seriously chic, on-trend desk has a high-end look, but it’ll set you back less than £100! We’ve chatted to Olivia to share how she created this home office set-up of dreams.
- Table top
- Heavy duty cardboard tubes or duct pipe (pictured)
- Moulding strips (pictured)
- Tape measure
- Gorilla glue/ wood glue
- Nail gun
- Six angled brackets or corner brackets
- Wood filler
What to do:
1 Take two heavy-duty cardboard tubes, with lids on the bottom, and cut to your perfect desk height. These are the legs.
2 Get enough moulding strips to cover the circumference of both tubes. Cut to the same length as the tubes.
3 Use a spirit level and attach the first moulding with wood glue and a
nail gun for extra security.
4 Repeat this until the two tubes are covered all the way around.
5 Tie string around each leg to keep in place and allow to dry overnight.
6 Fill any imperfections with wood filler and sand them down.
7 Paint in your colour of choice. Olivia (opens in new tab) used an eggshell paint so she can wipe the legs clean.
8 Secure three brackets/ braces to the inside of each leg, evenly spaced.
9 Fill the legs at least a third full of sand for a sturdy, less top-heavy desk.
10 Secure the tops of the brackets to the underside of the table top.