Building A Computer Desk / DIY Desk PC, Part 1 In this video, I show YOU how to build your own custom DIY gaming computer desk or desk PC, as it’s so aptly called. With a basic set of tools, you can turn a pile of plywood into a sweet custom gaming rig that will be the envy of your friends. Part 2 will be out on January 17th, so stay tuned!

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:

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






38 thoughts on “Building A Computer Desk / DIY Desk PC, Part 1

  1. You should use a push stick with your table saw. Unless I didn't see it right. Cool desk! My brother and I just finished ours and I wish we had put a power outlet right on the front.

  2. Watching your video, it appears that you're driving all of your screws with a DeWalt Impact Driver. In my experience, impact drivers frequently over-drive screws, stripping out wither the wood or the screw head. I noticed that there's torque-limiting gearbox like you find on most drills.

    What tool are you using in this video, and how do you prevent it from chewing up your work?

  3. Very interesting to watch as im planning to make my own desk pc, similar to yours only I want the top to be a big glass panel. Cool to see your aproach. I dont have any of those fancy tools though, mostly going to be jiggsaw for me XD And not plywood just mdf, looking forward for part 2!

  4. Thanks for sharing. Nice choice of black to reduce glare. The care and attention given to cable management is great. The tilt-top idea is to be able to put away all computers and still have a work table for other work- am I correct?

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