Building A Computer Desk / DIY Desk PC, Part 2



In Part 2 of my Computer Desk / DIY Desk PC build series, I’ll show you how to finish your custom DIY gaming computer desk or desk PC. This desk could be built with a circular saw, jigsaw, and drill, so it’s a great project for relative woodworking beginners!

I have Desk PC plans available, if you’d like to build this exact desk for yourself. The plans include a detailed cutlist, cutting diagram for breaking down the sheet goods, and a SketchUp file. To purchase plans, click here:

Materials Used on Computer Desk / Desk PC Build

3 sheets of ¾” Purebond plywood:
1 sheet of ½” Purebond plywood:
1 sheet of ¼” Purebond plywood:
1 pound of 1 ¼” wood screws:
1 box of 1 ¼” pocket screws:
4 sets of 22-Inch Bottom Mount Drawer Slides:
1 set of 16-Inch Bottom Mount Drawer Slides:
1 set of 12-Inch Bottom Mount Drawer Slides (for keyboard tray):
2 sets of 1-1/2″ X 30″ Continuous Hinges:
1 set of 1-1/2″ X 12″ Continuous Hinges (for subwoofer access panel):
1 pair of 100N/22.5lb Gas Springs/Gas Struts:
1 x USB 3.0 x 4 Power/Reset Button:
1 x High Speed USB Charger Receptacle:
2 x Fan System 8″ with Speed Control:
5 x Cable Pass Through Brush Plates:
General Finishes High Performance Water Based Topcoat:
General Finishes Milk Paint, Lamp Black:

Tools Used on Computer Desk / Desk PC Build

Dewalt 20V Max Impact Driver :
Bosch ROS65VC-6 Random Orbit Sander :
SawStop PCS 1.75-HP Professional Cabinet Saw :
DEWALT FLEXVOLT 120v MAX* 12″ Double Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw :
Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System:
DEWALT Biscuit Joiner:
Shapeoko XL CNC:

Computer Specs, in case you’re interested:

MSI Z97 Gaming 5 motherboard
MSI R9 390X Graphics Card
Intel i7 4790 Processor
Corsair CX750M Power Supply
Samsung 850 PRO SSD 256GB
2 Toshiba 3TB Hard Drives
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler
16GB Asus DDR3 Memory