A farmhouse desk perfect for the home office!

Need an office desk with a farmhouse feel? These farmhouse desk plans just may be what you're searching for.

I love partnering with other talented builders and these guys are nothing less than amazing! Today I am presenting this lovely build by Michael and Sara with Huckle Berry Ridge Furniture. Be sure to go check these guys out on Instagram and Facebook to check out more of their great work.

Farmhouse X Desk for the Home Office

But wait!? We also partnered together for this awesome farmhouse nightstand, and she’s a beauty so be sure to check that out next here.

Farmhouse Nightstand

Michael, Sara, and I are excited to bring you these farmhouse desk plans, so that you too can recreate this office desk to spice up your home office. So lets get to it!


Farmhouse Desk Plans

Materials List

  • 8 – 2x4s @ 8ft
  • 1 – 2x2 @ 8ft
  • 5 – 1x6 @ 6ft
  • 1 – ¾” sheet of plywood (2'x4')

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Tools List

Step 1: Assemble Outer Desk Legs

The first thing you need to do to start the process of building the farmhouse desk is to build the two outer desk legs. You will be using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System and pocket Hole Screws to attach the 2x4 lumber together. Feel free to use a right angle clamp to help you clamp the pieces together.

Farmhouse Desk Plans

Step 2: Create Decorative X Pieces

Next you will be adding the decorative X pieces to the assembled desk sides you just made. You will do this also using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System. For the best fit, you should measure your 2x4s up agains your assembled desk leg and then make your cuts accordingly. These degree angle should serve as a guide.

Farmhouse Desk Plans

Step 3: Assemble the Middle Desk Leg

Next, you will build the the middle desk leg. This leg is similar to building the first two desk legs . You will also use a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System and see pocket Hole Screws to attach the 2x4s together. Again, your right angle clamp will come in handy here.

Farmhouse X desk

Step 4: Assemble the Desk

Now it is time to start assembling the farmhouse desk together with the assembled pieces you have built. You will be attaching the left assembled leg with the middle assembled leg together using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System and pocket Hole Screws.

You will also be pre-drilling pocket holes upwards on the top stretcher for later attachment of the office desk top. Utilize a Kreg Right Angle Clamp to help hold the piece in place while screwing in screws. This will definitely help you assemble the desk together if you are building it by yourself.

Farmhouse Desk Plans

Once the top and Botton back stretcher pieces are set into place on the farmhouse desk you will attach the 2x4 front stretcher to the assembled desk the same way.  The stretcher board should be inset .5" You again will pre-drill pocket holes upwards on the front stretcher for later attachment of the desk top.

DIY Farmhouse Office Desk

Step 5: Add Decorative V Pieces

Now that the main inner frame of the farmhouse desk is assembled. you will be adding the 2x4 V braces to the back of the office desk using a Kreg Jig. This assembly will be similar to that of adding the X boards. Measure the wood up against the office desk, make your markings and cut as needed using your miter saw.

DIY Farmhouse Desk for the Home Office

Step 6: Assemble the DIY Desk Side

Next we will begin assembling the side of the DIY desk by adding the 2x2 stretcher pieces. The 2x2 boards will be attached to the middle assembled leg using a Kreg Jig.

Farmhouse Desk Plans


Next, you will attach the right assembled leg to complete the whole frame of the the DIY desk, again using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System. The front stretcher should be inset .5" Note: Predrill pocket holes upwards on the stretcher pieces for later attachment of the desk top.

How to plans to build a farmhouse office desk

Then you will want to attach the two bottom 2x4 stretchers to the side of the desk using a Kreg Jig. The front stretcher should be inset .5"

DIY Office Desk plans to build a home office desk

Like above, attach the middle 2x2 stretchers to the bottom of the right hand side of the desk using a Kreg Jig.The front stretcher should be inset .5"

DIY Farmhouse X Desk for the home office

Step 7: Add Desk Shelving 

With most of the farmhouse desk frame assembled, it's time to add in the desk shelving. You will need to attach the plywood pieces to the desk using a Kreg Jig but be sure to change your setting for 3/4" plywood.

Farmhouse Office Desk for the Home Office


DIY Farmhouse desk for the home Office

Step 8: Assemble and Attach the Desk Tabletop

With the farmhouse desk all assembled, the last step to make is assembling and adding the farmhouse desk tabletop. You will assemble the table top by attaching five 1x6s together using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System and pocket Hole Screws to attach along with wood glue. you can also opt to use biscuits. 

DIY Farmhouse Office Desk

Then you will attach the table top to the office desk base using the pre-drilled pocket holes from previous steps and fill all seen pocket holes with wood dowels or wood filler for a clean look. For help on how to easily fill pocket holes, check out my technique here

I hope you enjoyed these farmhouse desk plans and have fun re-creating your own.

DIY Farmhouse X Desk for the Home Office

Here is a great video on how to make one yourself as well.

Let's take another look at this beauty. Michael and Sara used Sherwin Williams "Creamy" for the base and Minwax Provincial for the top and man is she a Beaut.!

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This farmhouse desk gives me all the feels!

Farmhouse X Desk for the home office


Thanks for reading guys, XOXO Ashley  

January 04, 2018 — Ashley Basnight