DIY MINIMALIST MOBILE COMPUTER DESK

03.19.2017

It snowed!!! Even though I was looking forward to digging out the garden, I was still happy it snowed. I figured this just might be the last big snowfall of the season and so decided to just enjoy it. One of the many things uploading videos every week has given me, is a new found appreciation of the outdoors. I mean I’ve always loved summer but now I’m really seeing the beauty in all the seasons.

I knew that if I drove around town looking for a mobile computer desk or did an online search for what I specifically needed, there would have been a 0.0001% I would find it. So instead of wasting one to two weeks looking for something I probably wouldn’t have found, I decided to build it which took me all of one hour, six hands and my trusty drill. 😊

This desk was so simple to make. If you decide to tackle this project, just make sure to pre-drill before drilling in any of the screws. Otherwise the wood will crack or split very easily. This happens when working with thinner wood and for this project I used 1x’s instead of 2x’s so that it wasn’t so heavy.

The top of the desk, the sides of the desk, the monitor holder and the tower side-shelf were all built with a 1×12. The only other wood I used was a 2×4 for the bottom to hold the wheels. I wanted the bottom to be super sturdy so opted to use a 2×4 rather than a 1×4. Right now there are only four casters (wheels) holding up this whole desk up but I’ve decided to add one more caster under the computer tower because it’s slightly leaning.

DESK DIMENSIONS (cut)
  • 1 – 1 x 12 x 42 (top)
  • 2 – 1 x 12 x 20.25 (sides)
  • 2 – 2 x 4 x 24 (supports)
  • 5 – 2 x 2 plate casters (wheels)
  • 3 – 1 x 8 x 18 (3 sides of shelf)
  • 1 – 1 x 8 x 12 (1 side of shelf)
  • 1 – 1 x 4 x 14.5 (monitor holder)
  • 2 – 1 x 4 x 3 (monitor holder)

If you have any specific questions on how to build this desk, please leave them in the comments below!



4 comments

  1. Aaron says:

    What is the drill you use?

  2. Juliette Reiland says:

    What is your recipe for banana pancakes?

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