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Is it possible to love a desk? If so… then yes. Yes I totally do.

Living in a tiny apartment, we’re ALWAYS strapped for space. So it was no different for my painting area, and for years I actually used my jewellery bench covered in canvas to paint at…wait, was that weird haha? Anyway, it did the trick for sure, but for ages I was longing for a larger tabletop AND more storage. Sooo I decided to design my Dream Desk!

desk sketch

I’ve always been drawn to printmaker style cabinets / teeny tiny drawers of any kind, and label plates my whole life. So what better opportunity to incorporate these things into my very own custom design! I diligently measured my workspace and storage needs, considered multi-function / rearrangement possibilities (let’s face the facts here folks, we’re not going to live in this shoebox forever haha!), and necessary dimensions.

So the design was complete – now time to make it happen!

Progress shots, and my Lee Valley label holders I picked out:

desk in progress

Drawers galore – finished units / detail shots:

drawers galore

Complete desk with adjustable desktop, all nestled into it’s home:

desk in place

Everything I had hoped for and more! Couldn’t be more happy with it 🙂
Who made this fantastic Dream Desk for me you ask? None other than my very talented dad! <3

Next up I’d like to share more about the drawer designs and some neat features… (next post)

If you could have any workspace imaginable, what would yours be like?

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  • verna February 1, 2016, 8:10 am

    Robyn, that is one amazing desk!!!


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