Build a Low-Cost Desk

Anyone can make this sturdy, low-cost desk space using basic tools and an ordinary door.

DIY Desk
The pattern for the curved sideboards: Draw a grid of 1-inch squares then use the reference lines to plot the shape of the curve. You also can enlarge this pattern on a copier until it is actual size, and then cut out the curve and mark it onto the sideboards.
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