Whether you are looking to make a DIY modern desk or a more traditional design, make sure your DIY desk plans use Cardboard Lumber™ brand Alta® Board material.

Our cardboard lumber has the characteristics you need to build a desk that looks great and has the structural strength enough to last as long as you need it to. (In fact, our material is so strong it is used widely in industrial applications for palletizing, crating and stabilizing heavy products for storage and shipment.)

Cardboard Lumber™ brand Alta® Boards and Triple Wall sheets are smooth and clean, making them ideal surfaces for painting and applying other decorative materials. They are also available by custom order with a moisture-resistant and flame-resistant coating.

Types of DIY Desk Plans You Can Create

Because our cardboard lumber is so easy to work with, many types of desks are possible, for use at home or at work. Popular options include:

  • Bureaus
  • Children’s Desks
  • Carrel Desks
  • Credenzas
  • Desk and Bench Sets
  • Drawing Tables
  • Lap Desks
  • Lecterns
  • Mechanical Desks
  • Rectangular Desks
  • Square Desks
  • Standing Desks

Whether your DIY cardboard desk is for a library, living room, bedroom, office lobby or waiting room, you can use our cardboard lumber to create a design that fits in and stands out!

Why Cardboard Lumber™ Brand Alta® Boards for Cardboard Desks

  • Strength. Cardboard Lumber™ brand Alta® Boards have wood-like strength, making them capable of supporting as much weight as you are likely to place on any desktop surface. (Have an ultra heavy-duty application in mind? Contact us to discuss it.)
  • Lightweight. While our cardboard lumber is strong, it is also one-third the weight of wood, making it convenient to move and store should the need arise.
  • Design-friendly. You may not want a cardboard desk that looks like a brown cardboard box. No problem! Our material has a surface easy to paint, stain, or decorate with other materials. And if you are designing a child’s desk, you can add to their enjoyment by letting them decorate the surfaces.
  • Eco-friendly. Cardboard Lumber™ brand Alta® Boards are paper-based and 100 percent recyclable. Using them to make your DIY desk will send a great message to family, friends, neighbors, employees, customers and patients.

DIY: Get a More Satisfying (And Money-Saving) New Desk Experience

Buying a desk at a retail store may or may not be convenient, but it will never be as fully satisfying as making that new desk with your own hands.

  • Pride of ownership — Building a desk is a project you will be proud of.
  • Cost Saving — Retail prices for office and home desks can be sky high. Bring your budget back to earth with one of our cardboard furniture kits.
  • Unique, personal design — If you’d like to give your home or office a distinctive look, DIY is the only way to go: nobody else will have exactly what you have.

Ready to get started on your cardboard desk DIY project? Please order a kit now.