|Project by Henry Mowry||posted 1516 days ago||8431 views||8 times favorited||26 comments|
When my oldest son moved out after his wedding … that gave me a room to call my own! I wanted a home office, and I needed a place to showcase my book collection (Easton Press 100 greatest books) ... so I designed and built this desk & bookcase unit.
Took about 3 months of weekends in the garage to build the 6 pieces, finish, transport upstairs to the new office, and install. Detail work (drawer construction, molding, lighting, etc) took a little longer; it was 6 months before I was officially “done.” November – May, 2009. The 6 pieces: 1/Left shelf unit, 30” wide; 2/Corner shelf unit, 24” wide; 3/Right shelf unit, 54” wide; 4/Bridge unit over the desk, w/a cubby & 2 mini-drawers on each side of the desk; 5/Drawer unit & work space; 6/Desk & cabinet
Little did I know that when I finished the project, I would have left my job of 21+ years and accepted a position where I would now be working from my new home office!
Construction is red oak, with a small bit of oak plywood in the cabinetry and backing.
2 file drawers and 6 smaller drawers are to the left of the desk. 2 storage shelfs are tucked into the corner under the desk. To the right of the desk is a cabinet with printer and scanner on pull-out shelves.
Lighting is very important to me; I installed dimmable puck lights at the top of the unit, and there’s a circuit of small LEDs over the workspace to the left of the computer.
-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA