How to Build a Gaming Computer Desk

The need for a computer desk in your game station is non-negotiable, especially if you’re an enthusiast. In fact, using the best desk will help you in making more remarks in your exploits as a player.

The best gaming computer desk is capable to make you enjoy your playtime. In other words, you’re liable to enjoying full conveniences in playing your game for a long period of time.

A good desk is capable to provide your spine and vision with adequate support so that there won’t be needs for squatting before you’re capable to capture the whole scenery.

Unlike the regular ones, gaming computer desks tend to provide your monitor with inimitable supports than the regular ones, how? Because your monitor can perfectly be screwed onto it.

Although some manufacturing companies are producing world-class furniture, yet it’s certain that the height of the desk might either be too small or tall for you while using it.

Sincerely, you don’t have to take risks with what you know won’t benefit your comportment and body structure, you know why? Because it will definitely affect your health and structural body/bone alignments.

Of course, just like many, you can now learn how to make a gaming computer desk with ease. We’ve got you covered with this article. This article is well researched in providing you with a systematic way of how to build a gaming computer desk even as a newbie.

In this article, we’ll provide you with tips on how to construct a tower wooden computer desk that consists of four shelves. Check out for more information below:

8 Things to Consider about How to Build a Gaming Computer Desk:

1. The Plan

Our desk is neither in “U” shape nor in “L” shape. However, we’ll be making a wooden computer desk with two open shelves at the ambiance making a total of four open shelves.

Also, we’ll consider using a particleboard as its cover. There will be eight legs and four shelves all will be made of wood. In this article, we’ll be using our own selected measurement.

You can decide to utilize it if you think it will work for you. You can, on the other hand, choose your own preferred measurements. It’s very simple to carry out, just adhere to the instructions.

2. Preparation

Now that you’ve sketched out what you intend to make. You’ll have to make available hand tools that would provide you with the support that you need during the work.

The carpentry tools that you’d need to make available are hammers, saw (reciprocating saw), nails, tape rule, nail puller, chisel, nails, planks, particleboard, wood glue and squares.

You can select the medium size nails in your hardware store. Also, provided the bundle of the nails are sold in pounds (weight), then you’d have to go for 2lbs, at least.

3. Cut

  • Afterwards, cut out 60” X 20” particle board for the top.
  • Then, cut out four pieces of 19” X 19” from a big particleboard.
  • You can use a reciprocating saw for cutting on the mother particleboard after you must have marked the measurements on the motherboards.
  • Also, cut out 8 planks that are 1.5” X 1.5” thick from the mother plank so that you can use them for the construction of the legs.
  • Ensure that their (legs) heights are even (of course, to your preference). However, the preferred length of ours is just 30”.
  • Now, grasp your chisel, saw, and tape rule. Separate the 8 pieces of legs from the mother plank and cut out two 1.5” at the middle and at the rare (remember that you’re supposed to cut out this from the 30” length of each of the legs). It’s at these holes that we’ll be fixing the thick edges of the already-cutout-particleboards.

4. File the sawed Sections

It’s essential that you file the phases on the plank that you’ve cut with a chisel. And, ensure that you’re slotting either of the edges to know whether the cut was accurate. Also, find out whether the cuts on each of the 8 pieces are even.

The tips that we used for ours was that we took our measurement by using our tape rule to measure 12.75 from the tip on each of the 30” long planks. Then, we marked the spot and measured 1.5”.

We marked the start and the end of the 1.5” before taking another measurement of 12.75”. Of course, we then took the last 1.5” measurement. In other words, the total number of holes that are evenly distributed among the eight legs are 16.

5. Make the Shelves

  • Once you’re done with the file, apply wood glue to the sections (apply the glue to the 16 holes).
  • Nevertheless, you can decide to apply it to two legs at a time, place them ‘side by side’ beside each other.
  • Then, quickly insert the particleboard before the glue runs dry.
  • Fix one to the top and the second to the bottom of the legs.
  • Then, apply wood glue to the holes of another two legs then knit them together by inserting the end of the edges of the one-side attached particleboard into them. Now, you’ve just made two open shelves.
  • You can now proceed by nailing each edge to the supporting planks (we used two nails for a row in ours though).
  • Once you’re done, make a replica of this one. So, that you’ll have four shelves at the end of the day.

6. Cover the Shelves

Now that you’re done with nailing them together and making a replica of the former, then it’s time to cover the top of the two.

Intuitively place the particleboard at the top of the eight ‘supporting’ legs. Get the nails and lock two or more on each of the tips of the legs.

Afterwards, use your hand to run around the surface. This would help you to find out if the surface is smooth or not. If it’s not, then your palm would definitely hit a crown of a nail.

Provided that’s positive, you can get your square and scraper to smoothen the edges of the particleboard lying on top of the 8 legs.

7. Addition of Footrest

Although this is optional. Nevertheless, the importance of this is that it provides support to the open shelves and prospect users. You can intuitively do this by cutting out planks that fit for every part of the desk. This, indeed, won’t be an issue.

8. Final Evaluation

You can check out what you’ve done by evaluating its sturdiness and capability to hold quite a number of documents and books. Check out how easy it is to move it from one place to another. Then, if you’re satisfied then you can proceed with a cup of coffee.

Final Verdict

This article has provided you with the simple methods on how to build a gaming computer desk. In case you’re wondering why we used a particleboard for the top. The answer is that it’s basically for those that would like to screw their monitors to the table.

It’s easier with particleboards than the hardwoods. But this should give you the notion that you can’t use hardwoods. Of course, you can! In fact, it’s best used for making of shelves than particleboards. The article has provided you with the best manner to make a gaming desk.