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How to make a desk with 2 drawers and a piece of wood

Hello guys.

We are in,

not totally unpacked…

but in our new house. Yay!


I thought I’d give you a glimpse of my new office desk.

Made without any screws, using two drawers and a piece of wood.


You can make it too.

It’s super easy.


DIY Office desk

2 x Malm drawers from Ikea

1 x 2200 x 60 birch panel from Bunnings

Beeswax Polish

Clean cloth


Position the drawers so the panel fits on top against a wall.

Polish the top with some beeswax polish to give it some protection.

And your done.

The top can be removed if you need to get to the cords or change positions,  it’s 26mm thick so it stays in position without any screws against a wall.



I’m quietly in love with that new rug too.




The best bit is…

On the other wall,

There’s a cupboard

That’s a wall bed.

So it’s perfect for visitors.

I’ll update you next week with a few more pics.


You might notice a few pieces from my Yamba Scandi Collection in the room too.

{BTW there is 10% off and free worldwide shipping till midnight tonight 13/11/15, click here to shop}

Here’s a few links to some of the pieces around my new desk incase you love them.





It’s been a crazy two weeks and thanks for all your beautiful messages,
I promise to get back to you all soon.

I found out to move in to a new house,

you need an army…

of friends and wonderful people.

I’m so grateful. Thanks everyone. x


Have a great weekend guys,



Live with Love,





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28 responses to “How to make a desk with 2 drawers and a piece of wood”

  1. Yay for moving in to your new house! Love love love your diy office desk! Love the simplicity of your office. #weekendrewind
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  2. So simple and so clever. I love it.
    Hope you are settling in beautifully.
    Cannot wait to see more! Xx
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    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Shannon.
      I love how you don’t need a handyman to do this one.
      We are slowly settling in, it’s all so clean, I love that.
      Happy weekend. x

  3. What a fabulous idea. That wood piece looks so substantial and elegant.
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  4. Sandra Kelly says:

    Looooove this idea 🙂 It’s looking so lovely! Hanging out for more pics. Loving the Scandi 😉 Xx
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  5. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen says:

    Clever you! It all looks so lovely, Sarah. I’m sure you’re enjoying your beautiful new space xx

  6. HAPPY NEW HOME! Sorry for shouting, but I just got so excited! I can’t wait to see the whole shebang! That desk is genius! I love that range from IKEA, our bedroom is full of it. Hope the move went well and that you are loving your new home – hope it’s full of good stuff xx
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    • Sarah says:

      Awwh thanks lovely, I can’t wait to show you it all, it takes a while to work out where things go. Would you believe I’m just about to make some more Ikea stuff today, I love their storage ideas. Happy weekend. x

  7. Rachael says:

    Look super sharp! Perfect for your beautiful new home. R x

  8. Looks brilliant and you have inspired me to clean my desk. However my desk is far from as slick as yours!
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  9. Oh I love your desk, it looks great! I’m loving that rug as well.Thank you for linking up with #HIT, I can’t wait to see some more of your home xx
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    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Nicole, it’s such a cool find, I’m so happy with it.
      Have a great weekend, will be looking forward to showing you some more pics soon. x

  10. How fabulous is that rug, its the first thing that caught my eye!!! I too have a similar desk, I went to a kitchen joinery and bought a super large 3m offcut of laminex (look a like marble kind!) Its so big and sits perfectly across two drawers. Big enough for a double workstation, I love it. I LOVE the idea od a fold ot wall bed, super snazzy and space saving! Cant wait to see more! x
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  11. Claire says:

    Brilliant idea! I’m about to claim a space in our bedroom as a sewing area and something this simple would be perfect.
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  12. Oh wow, it’s gorgeous! Great job. I’ve been making do with a teeny tiny desk for ages now, I’m thinking this may be the perfect way to do an upgrade. I’ll let you know how I go.
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  13. Bec Senyard says:

    How easy is that desk??? I want to do something similar in my own office and add more chairs so my husband can sit with me in the office. I love the styling in here Sarah. You are so clever and creative. Thank you for linking up with #HIT. x
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  14. Sal says:

    Loving the new office, cant wait to see more of the whole place. Thinking of you S x 🙂

  15. That looks absolutely awesome hun – Loving your new office xx

  16. […] This cool minimalist desk can be easily made by yourself, just get some IKEA drawers and let’s hack them! The supplies are 2 x Malm drawers from Ikea, 1 x 2200 x 60 birch panel, beeswax polish, clean cloth. Position the drawers so the panel fits on top against a wall. Polish the top with some beeswax polish to give it some protection. The top can be removed if you need to get to the cords or change positions,  it’s 26mm thick so it stays in position without any screws against a wall. Voila, you are done! If you need a more detailed instruction, go ahead to […]

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