There are an infinite number of ways to construct a desk. But for this particular project, I have four criteria I need my workstation to hit.
Large: The vast majority of desks you’ll find in the store are 60 inches long or less. I needed at least 80 inches to fit all my gear, and the few store bought options I found just didn’t cut it. They were either ugly and cheaply made, or too expensive—a large, decent-quality one will run you at least $400.
Cheap - Something - Money—and - Case - Hundreds
Cheap: Making something yourself instead of buying it almost always saves some money—and in this case, it’s going to cut hundreds of dollars from the price. Our materials cost about $250 new, but depending on your deal-hunting skills and the parts you already have lying around, you’ll hopefully be able to get everything for $150 or less. That’s about half the price of most store-bought desks this...