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How to Build a Recording Studio Desk – Studio Desk Plans 2022

Have you ever wanted to create the perfect recording studio? Whether it is for your home or business, a desk with the right features can make all the difference. Recording studios are becoming more and more popular these days due to their convenience and how easy they are to set up.

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This blog post will be talking about How to build a recording studio desk in 6 easy steps, and some key considerations when building one. Focal Upright hope this guide helps you on your journey!

What is a recording studio desk?

A recording studio desk is a table with some features that make it easier to record audio. They sometimes come in different shapes and sizes but they all have the same basic functions.

A good example of one would be a drum set, which has drums for playing on, cymbals so you can hit them when there’s silence, high hats where you put your hands up to play offbeat rhythms-all-around awesome!

How to build a recording studio desk?

How to Build a Recording Studio Desk

There are many different ways to make a desk suitable for recording. In this guide, we will be teaching you how to build one in 6 easy steps that can easily be modified depending on your abilities and needs.

Step One: Pick the material of your liking!

The first step is to pick the material that you want for your desk. The materials available are:

  • Wooden planks
  • Plywood
  • MDF paneling

Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s worth browsing through them before deciding on one. For example, MDF panels will be durable but heavy while plywood won’t last as long but is less expensive. Wooden planks are always an excellent choice if you have a tight budget!

Step Two: Prepare building space and tools required

Now that we know what our choices of materials are, we need to prepare the area in which we’ll be working with some measurements and also get out all the necessary tools needed such as saws, drills, screwdrivers, and more.

Step Three: Cutting planks to size

Once we’ve prepared the area and gathered our tools we can start cutting up all of the materials that will be used for building our desk.

First off is two wooden planks which are cut into four different pieces (two longboards at 600mm wide by 1800mm tall) then a piece of MDF or plywood which should measure out to 960mm x 720 mm). The final thing needed is some paint if you want your new desk to have an elegant finish!

Step Four: Assemble Desk Frame

The next step is assembling the frame for our desk with paper clamps and glue. This ensures everything’s nice and sturdy before continuing on with the next step.

Step Five: Assemble Desk Shell and Accessories

Once the frame has been assembled, it’s time to assemble the shell of our desk so that we can have a place for all of our equipment. The steps are as follows:

-Attach two more wooden planks at each side to make up for what was cut off in Step Three

-Place MDF or plywood on top with supports placed at 450mm from each corner (not symmetrical)

-Align everything by measuring from where you want the spine of your desk to be till halfway down its height then mark this point on both sides and drill through them using a countersinking bit which will leave indentations marking where four screws should go

Step Six: Putting on the finishing touches

Once we’ve finished assembling our desk, it’s time to put on some final details such as attaching a new handle and making sure everything is in its perfect place.

We also want to be sure that your future recording studio has good ventilation – so make sure there are no gaps or holes between the bottom of your desk and the floor which will result in air being trapped inside! Finally, give your gorgeous new desk a coat of paint for an added touch of elegance.

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Maintaining and caring for a new recording studio desk!

It is important that after building a recording studio table you take care of it and keep an eye out for anything that may cause problems later down the road.

Some general tips include: always use coasters under drinks or toys, try not to scratch surfaces (particularly with light-colored clothing), avoid spilling liquids like coffee, tea, paint, etc., clean up any spills right away before they dry into permanent stains!

And finally, don’t forget about acoustics – sound waves bounce off stainless steel so if this is your chosen material, you will need to make sure that the desk is lined with something else.

What considerations when building my own recording studio desk?

How to Build a Recording Studio Desk

There’s plenty of factors to take into account but these three tips should make life easier:

-Consider whether your space can fit the size; more often than not, desks come with dimensions so make sure those work for where you’re putting it. If they don’t then always consider investing in a desk that does.

-Think about what you’ll be using it for: if I’m making my own recording studio, will the desk also have room for the equipment? Do all of the materials on handwork with this design plan?

-Plan ahead and think realistically; ask yourself how much time is needed to build your new table/desk as well as other important factors (e.g., budget). It’s always better to start small rather than building too big!


Building a recording studio can be overwhelming at first but don’t worry we’ve got you covered! This blog post has talked about what makes a good recording studio table, considerations when building one, and some easy steps to follow while doing so. We hope this guide helps you on your journey!


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