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Sawhorse Desk

Oh the sawhorse desk.  It's the perfect solution for an elegant desk that gives you the workspace you need without being obtrusive.  For that reason, these are also perfect for small spaces.  They are so beautiful and sleek that they looks great in any space.  Don't believe me?  Check out these.  

This one is from Williams-Sonoma Home retailing from $1,250-$1,450.

Simple and retro

Romantic and sweet

Sophisticated and refined

Because these desks are so great, they come with hefty price tags.  The cheapest retail price I found was still $350.

But have no fear, you can create your own, with the help of Ikea, for much less.  Purchase their Vika Lerberg Trestles $10/each or Vika Lilleby Trestles for $15/each and spray paint them whatever color you want. Use a Krylon spray paint for a metallic finish.

Vika Lerberg Trestle

Vika Lilleby Trestle

Now for the glass top.  They sell these at Ikea as well.  Here is one for $40 called the Billsta Glass Desk Top.  They have various sizes and styles so you can get just the look you want.

Another alternative would be to look on Craigslist.  You may be able to find a cheap coffee table with a beveled glass top for even less!  Whatever you decide, you can end up with a stylish desk for less than $75.

What if glass isn't your style?  You can top it with a piece of wood as well and achieve a style like this from Ballard Designs.  

Or like this from West Elm.

Or you could even combine the looks and use an old door with a glass piece on top to give a smooth surface.


Whatever the look, you can build it for less!

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