Amazon door desk

How to build your own Amazon door desk

Learn from an original Amazon employee how to turn frugality into furniture. It just takes a few supplies and six simple steps.

What you need to get started
– a solid-core door for the desktop
– four 4x4s to use as legs
– braces to connect the legs to the desktop
– screws

The basic build
Tips from Nico Lovejoy, Amazon employee number five. Watch him build a desk and tell the story of this classic piece of Amazon frugality.

1
Lay out all the materials and tools. Keep the screws in a convenient container (like a bowl or small box).
Amazon door desk

2
Screw a triangle brace onto each leg, about a ½” from edge of 4×4. Make sure to align the top of the leg with the top of the brace.
Amazon door desk

3
Screw an inside brace onto each leg, aligning the top of the leg with the inside edge of the brace.
Amazon door desk

4
Carefully position the leg just inside the corner of the door.
Amazon door desk

5
Attach the braces to the door. Use enough screws to ensure a firm attachment.

6
With two people, flip the desk over and get to work.
Amazon door desk