Built in cabinet and desk

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Project by DBB posted 02-17-2013 at 08:42 PM 1588 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built-in desk and upper cabinet used as family office since it is directly between kitchen and family room. Pull-down blind can hide any mess in a moment if needed. Halogen lights illuminate the space. Made from plywood, 1×3 poplar and paint.

The desk is made from a piece of a bowling lane (lane 37 at Kona Lanes in Costa Mesa, CA, which was torn down in 2004). Finish of the top is still the original finish from the bowling alley. I got lucky because the space for the desk just happened to be exactly the width of the bowling lane.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 at 08:46 PM

Another nice piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 at 04:13 AM

The build really looks great and what a wonderful use of the space. Nice work. Man I wish I had some of that bowling alley wood. You did luck out.

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John Lowell

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 at 05:31 AM

What a hoot, a desk made out of a bowling lane! Looks great.

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 at 07:17 AM

Great reuse of wood, cabinets blend in great, I like the shade idea, may have to barrow for a project I am doing.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-18-2013 at 08:40 AM

That is a great idea and use of the space. Love the reclaimed wood, it’s beautiful. The cabinets with the cork board inside are the perfect finishing touch.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 at 08:50 AM

Nicely done and very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 at 10:06 AM

Nice desk. I remember that place!

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 at 06:30 AM

Really like the look. Great desk made out from reclaimed wood and additional storage on top. Great use of the corner space. Great job!

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