Turn work from home into work from backyard.

Redefine working out back without the need for an entire outdoor workspace or shed. Take your work anywhere outside with a DIY Outdoor Desk. A little fresh air. The warmth of the sun. All in your own backyard. That’s how you get a little work done.

Speaking of a little work, that’s all it takes to build your own outdoor desk. Follow our build plans and you’ll be setting up your DIY outdoor office and working away in your backyard in no time. Build a pair of sturdy legs, a steady frame and a stable wooden desktop, and finish with a little sanding and stain…and that’s it. You’re ready to clock in and get after it.


Important reminders before you get started:

If you choose to stain and seal your new DIY Outdoor Desk, we recommend YellaWood Protector® semi-transparent stain and water repellent wood sealer for long-lasting beauty and protection.

Before you get started, please read our info on safety, fasteners and building tips.

Before building, please consult our Terms of Use.


Watch the DIY Outdoor Desk video for step-by-step Instructions.

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Outdoor Desk Plan


TIME: 5 Hrs



  • (3) 2 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® pressure treated pine
  • (3) 1 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® pressure treated pine
  • 3" YellaWood® fasteners + appropriate bit
  • 1 ¼" YellaWood® fasteners + appropriate bit
  • (4) 3" door hinges
  • (3) 3" mortise free hinges
  • (2) Slide bolts
  • YellaWood Protector® Stain and Sealer


  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Miter saw (or chop saw)
  • Square
  • Drill / driver
  • Drill bit
  • Radial sander (or sanding block)
  • Clamps
  • Paint / stain brush
  • Damp cloth (optional)
  • Waterproof wood glue (optional)

Cut List

  • A. (2) 2 x 4 x 27"
  • B. (2) 2 x 4 x 27.5"
  • C. (2) 2 x 4 x 44.75"
  • D. (2) 2 x 4 x 15.75"
  • E. (2) 2 x 4 x 12.5"
  • F. (5) 1 x 4 x 42"
  • G. (3) 1 x 4 x 15.75"
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