How to build your own Amazon door desk

Learn from an original Amazon employee how to turn frugality into furniture. It just takes a few supplies and six simple steps.
on January 16, 2018
What you need to get started

- a solid-core door for the desktop

- four 4x4s to use as legs

- braces to connect the legs to the desktop

- screws

The basic build

Tips from Nico Lovejoy, Amazon employee number five. Watch him build a desk and tell the story of this classic piece of Amazon frugality.

  • 1
    Lay out all the materials and tools. Keep the screws in a convenient container (like a bowl or small box).
    Build a door desk
     
    Photo by JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
  • 2
    Screw a triangle brace onto each leg, about a ½” from edge of 4x4. Make sure to align the top of the leg with the top of the brace.
    Build a door desk
     
    Photo by JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
  • 3
    Screw an inside brace onto each leg, aligning the top of the leg with the inside edge of the brace.
    Build a door desk
     
    Photo by JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
  • 4
    Carefully position the leg just inside the corner of the door.
    Build a door desk
     
    Photo by JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
  • 5
    Attach the braces to the door. Use enough screws to ensure a firm attachment.
  • 6
    With two people, flip the desk over and get to work.
    A finished Amazon door desk
    Photo by JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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