There comes a time in every musicians career that it becomes necessary to upgrade from the old and outdated to the new and upgraded. After spending an exhausting amount of hours scouring the internet for deals on recording studio furniture, I found a few pieces that would suit my needs.
The dimensions for the Creation Station were: 59-1/4″W x 37-1/2″H x 29-1/2″D Top shelf: 51-1/4″W x 3/4″H x 12″D Main work surface: 59-1/4″W x 18″H x 29-1/2″D Bottom shelf: 59-1/4″W x 3/4″H x 29-1/2″D.
The specifications for the Producer Station were: 72″W x 41″H x 30″D Work surface: 72″W x 30″D Top shelf dimensions: 60″W x 15-3/4″D Pull-out upper shelf: 18-1/4″W x 11-3/4″D Bottom shelf: 72″W x 30″D.
I was able to check out these studio desks in person at my neighborhood Guitar Center and Sam Ash. However, my biggest gripe with these pieces of studio furniture was the price. Upon discovering CJD’s Youtube video on how to build a recording studio desk for under a $100, I realized I could build my own studio desk for less money and it would be customized to my specifications.
Step 1: The Plan
The first step I took to make my own studio desk was to give a call to one of my friends who’s a part time carpenter. We put together ideas on the dimensions of the future desk and did some planning on paper. We came up with a few rough sketches of what the final product would look like and also wrote down it’s dimensions.
The projected studio desk dimensions were as follows: Overall x 32″H x 60″ W x 30″ D Main Work Surface: 1″H x 60″ W x 30″ D Hutch/Top Shelf 12″ H x 60″ W x 14″D Lower Shelves (Right And Left) 4″ H x 11.5″ W x 82 ” D 2nd Shelf On Left 2″ H x 11.5″ W x 82″ D.
Step 2. Buy Supplies
Upon completing the projections, we headed over to the local Lowe’s to pick up wood and supplies. We purchased the following: 5 2x4x8’s, 5 2x4x10’s, 3 boxes of screws and a 2 large pieces of plywood.
3. Build The Studio Desk
Starting in at around 6pm on a Saturday evening, my friend and I were able to complete the basic framework of the desk. A second weekend was taken to stain it and add wood trimming. The staining took about a day to fully dry and soak into the wood.
My studio desk’s total cost was a little over $100 plus the labor. It was well worth the investment and will surely last me many years into the future.