DIY Floating Desk Under $100

With the growth of our new business, we have started to become pretty busy. The orders keep coming in (which is an AWESOME thing) but we were working harder, not smarter and that needed to change immediately. One big issue we were having was that we weren’t organized. We had the Cricut machine in my office, heat press in the garage and random supplies all over the house. The office/craft room did not have enough storage nor desk space and it was only getting worse as the days went on.

We decided to go with floating desks to maximize our storage space. Jake found some different ways to build floating desks, but we decided to do it this way, because 1.) it was the easiest & 2.) duh, it was the cheapest! LOL

We made a trip to Lowe’s to purchase the following supplies:

  • Six 2x4x10 ft wood pieces found here ($4.77 each-$28.62 total)
  • Four 19.5 shelf brackets found here ($11.98-$47.92)
  • Gorilla Glue wood glue ($3.98)
  • Wood stain in Early American ($7.98)
  • Wood screws found here ($2.58)

Total cost = $91.08

The first step we did was trimmed the six 10 ft pieces to 9ft and then sanded down the edges. Then, we applied Gorilla Glue wood glue to each piece and secured using clamps and let dry completely before applying the wood stain. The wood stain color we chose was “Early American” and applied one coat. Once that was dry, we applied a couple of coats of the polyurethane and let dry overnight.

Now comes the FUN part — installation! After marking the walls where the studs were, we then measured and marked 30 inches tall on each stud. This was how tall the floating desk was going to be. Then we secured the brackets to each stud and then set the six wood pieces and secured those to the brackets using wood screws.

Marking where the studs are.

And here is the finished product! What do you think?! I am absolutely in love with our new room and can’t wait to organize, decorate and grow our business even bigger!

DIY Pallet Wood Frames.

We have a ton of pallets in our garage that Jake broke down that are laying around. We want to reuse them in several ways, such as: dog house, walkway to our fire pit and a wooden dog bed, but we aren’t quite ready to tackle those bigger projects just yet. (We have about 7 half way done projects right now that we need to finish.) So, we decided to create some wood frames out of the pallets. Read below to learn how Jake built the frame and how I decorated it!

We first measured the pallet piece and cut it in half.

Once the pallet piece was cut in half, Jake then measured and labeled where to cut. I don’t recall the measurements we used on this exact frame, but if you can create any size frame you’d like.

After each piece was cut, Jake then sanded all sides of all pieces.

After all pieces were sanded, we glued each piece together using Gorilla Wood Glue. This stuff is seriously strong and we use it for almost every project!

Jake then used these clamps to secure the pieces in place until completely dry.

And here is the finished product! 🙂 This project did not take long at all and I love that we were able to re-purpose something free and turn it into something for decoration.

We will be creating signs and selling them on our Etsy shop soon!

I turned to my Cricut to create something festive and quick for Halloween. Stay tuned for my finished product and to see the other frames we created!

What are some projects you’ve created using pallets? Please share them below!