Last week I finally decided to build myself a desk, because I wanted to do that for about two months. My old desk was just a kind of laptop table from Ikea and it was much too small too really work on it. It was a struggle to have my laptop for reference pictures and an A4 paper on it at the same time. Also normal desks cost a lot of money and I didn’t want to spend so much. With building it yourself you can also decide exactly how big it should be, so it fits in your (maybe small) room perfectly.
Firstly you’ll need a wood board from the hardware store (I went for spruce, because it’s cheap and not too heavy, because I had to carry it home on foot – about 18 €).
Then you’ll need some legs to stick under it. I went for the easy white ones from Ikea (I think about 3 € each). You also need to get a wood board that is at least 25 mm thick (I didn’t, so I had to go back to the hardware store to buy some 16 mm screws). Just screw the legs on and voila.