You spend a lot of time salvaging the wood and ripping the pieces but the finished desk is so solid it can last for 75 years. It even makes a good workbench after your student days are over. Of course any wood will do.
Here are four free versions of this desk just for you. They are all low-stress, inexpensive, can be fitted to the available floor space, and can be build with a few simple tools. These plans include twelve sketches, two photographs, and four sets of construction hints.
This Childs Computer Table is solid, inexpensive, and can be adjusted in height to accommodate the child as she or he grows. It features a solid core door table top, a low keyboard shelf, and solid, adjustable legs. The legs are in two parts that can be unbolted and adjusted in height over eight inches in one inch steps.
This computer desk design provides a wide shelf for the keyboard and mouse nearly in the users lap. You view the monitor just over the back edge of the keyboard and you can adjust it in height and tilt.
Applying a finish to a door or flat project lying on a sawhorse can literally be a pain. So to ease the strain on my back and make it less tiring, I built an adjustable easel that holds the workpiece at a comfortable height, as you can see in the photo at this link.
This cutting board project could be built out of scrap wood already in your workshop. If you choose to use new stock from the lumber yard, both hardwoods and softwood are good choices.
Not woodworking but worth listing. The sturdy fireplace shown here will handle roasts, grills, or almost anything else needed to make a man-sized meal. This information is courtesy of Garrys BBQ Pit.
Not a woodworking project but worth mentioning. Build the unit to a height that is easy to work on, and finish the installation with a terraced work-space. This free garden plans and woodworkers projects information is courtesy of Garrys BBQ Pit.
Low cost outdoor fireplace and barbecue combination. Tips on how to procure low or no cost building materials. Find information at Do It Yourself.
This Childs Bench Toy Box features a large toy box with a bench back and arm rests. It also has casters, an internal tray, and a secret compartment underneath. It can be build from materials readily available material.