Office Metamorphosis

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Project by Matthew T. Smith posted 01-11-2010 11:46 PM 2635 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Charles and Lori were dissatisfied with their home office. The mismatched office furniture was overflowing with electronic, computer and photographic equipment. They obviously needed more storage, counter and desktop space. Woodleaf Studios provided the solution, as you can see in the photos. Matthew designed an attractive office, a more cohesive and organized space.

The features include louvered doors that allow ventilation for electronic and printing equipment, a large platform that pulls out from under the desk space allowing easy access to wiring and individual cabinet pieces that can be rearranged or removed if the clients should relocate. Cherry solids and cherry plywood are finished in clear lacquer. The pulls are stainless steel. The resulting work space is contemporary, integrated and inviting.

The before pictures contain white cabinetry and the after pictures reveal the cherry pieces.

-- Matthew, North Carolina,

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#1 posted 01-12-2010 12:18 AM

Very well done. This is a project that is on the agenda for later this year (after the bedroom and rec room remodels) so it is valuable to for me to see what you have done. Well done. Thank you.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 01-12-2010 03:01 AM

Beautiful Office. That should make them proud of their home, and the abality to bring any clients into the home also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 01-12-2010 04:03 AM

Great looking office. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 01-12-2010 04:14 AM

Wow!! Love the before/after shots. The beautiful cabinets and organized layout really make the room a lot bigger and more efficient!!

-- helen

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 06:58 AM

Absolutely SWEET! I too have been thinking of this project. I hope that I could do so well.

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 07:39 AM

Nice Job!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#7 posted 01-15-2010 08:06 PM

WOW. I’d love to do something similar in our home office someday. Excellent job!

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#8 posted 01-19-2010 11:08 PM

Wow! What a transformation! Love it!


-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#9 posted 05-20-2010 11:13 PM

Very nice work! Were those louvered doors a pain to make?

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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#10 posted 05-24-2010 04:52 AM

big differance looks really good

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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