Easy to Build Small Modern Desk or Modern Keyboard Stand

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Build your own keyboard stand.  This is a free tutorial using off-the-shelf lumber and basic tools to help you build your own keyboard stand.  Step by step diagrams, shopping and cut lists make it easy - all free from Ana-White.com.

Keyboard Stand Features

  • SUPER easy to build!
  • Inexpensive
  • Solid wood can be stained or painted any color
  • Can be customized in height and length
  • Simple modern design blends with almost any decor style
  • Compact and perfect for small spaces
  • Can be used as a console table or desk

Keyboard Stand Build Video

This keyboard stand was built by our Ana-White.com video editor for her family, Jen.  Jen was kind enough to put a quick video together showing the steps to build it.  Jen considers herself a beginner woodworking.  Take a second to watch!


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Easy to Build Modern Keyboard Stand

Keyboard stand dimensions diagram
Keyboard stand dimensions shown in diagram, table height


Shopping List
  • 1 - 1x6 @ 6 feet long
  • 1 - 1x8 @ 6 feet long
  • 3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
  • 2-1/2" pocket hole screws (recommended) or 2-1/2" self tapping star bit construction screws (spax or similar)
  • 1-1/4" brad nails
  • wood glue
Cut List
  • 4 - 2x2 @ 29-1/4" long - legs
  • 4 - 2x2 @ 11" long - leg aprons
  • 1 - 2x2 @ 32" - center support
  • 2 - 1x8 @ 36" - top
  • 2 - 1x6 @ 35" - bottom shelf
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander


Step 1

Build two leg sets as shown .

If using pocket holes, set pocket hole jig for 1-1/2" thick material and use 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.  Place pocket holes on top for top rung, on bottom for bottom rung.

If using self tapping screws, apply glue and screw together from outside.

Step 2

Use same method to add the top center support.

Step 3

Glue and nail the 1x boards to the bottom shelf.  Then glue and nail the top boards down.