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Now that the craft room flooring installation is nearly complete, I’m taking a cue from Knock-Off Wood and using the Google Sketch software to design my dream craft desk (see my inspiration and layout plan here and here). You know, for the “someday” dream moment when I can start making this room functional… whenever that is.

I shouldn’t say that I’m really “designing” the furniture piece with this software. That would imply that I have read the directions and know how to use it. I’m mostly just playing around with the buttons that I understand, and seeing what happens.

My concept behind the design is to try to maximize storage space around the tabletop. By using the legs as storage, I can have a clean surface to work on and avoid compromising work space with storage resting on the top. The left side of the L-shape will have to be shorter to accommodate the window in the room, and the rear corner storage unit will allow me to have leg room. Being as clumsy as I am, keeping the corner unit at an angle will leave me with fewer bruises on my shins.

I really think it’s possible for us to build it. Heck, if we can put in our own floors, we can build a measly old desk, right?

I still have to figure out a way to make the desk in pieces. Since we won’t be in this house forever, this desk will need to move with us. Any suggestions? I’m thinking that dividing it between 3 shelving units with a tabletop piece might make it the most moveable, and i really like the idea of having one solid surface to use on the top. Let me know what you think!

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  1. I have no doubt you guys can build it and I look forward to seeing it! I like the idea of taking it with you when you move and so like your thoughts on that! *hugs from conroe, tx!

  2. oooo can't wait to see!! Yeah, three cabinet pieces and then two top pieces. I am assuming you could just screw down the top and then unscrew them whenever you are ready to leave. It's going to look fabulous!! Yeah, in my next house, my room will be a little different. Have you thought about an island? (That's what I am hoping to have.)Is the room big enough for that?

  3. Love the design! What a fun tool! I am going to have to check that out!

  4. Thank you for your comments! I can't wait to see this actually exist in the house, but that won't be until after we get the flooring sitch taken care of. There are far too many projects going on at once around the house! Thank you for stopping by.

  5. This is pretty much exactly what we are thinking for our craft desk. Our studio will double as an office whenever the guy wants to come in and work on the computer. We like the L shape because he can work in the corner and I can move around to the other side if we ever have to be in there at the same time. We are trying to locate an old counter to recycle and possibly paint for the top? Thanks for sharing! I will follow the progress to motivate us to complete ours :-)

  6. @Ryann Ryann, you could also consider IKEA counter tops. They were $20 each and I built the supports underneath. Looks and functions great!

  7. Where are you with this now? I like the design. Pottery barn has something similar where you buy file cabinets and it modular. Its very pricey.