We have a very small guest room/study/war-room (coz that’s where we hide the mess!) that had a futon and ONE desk, which hosted the iMac + our massive All-in-one printer (fax/scanner/copier/printer/photoprinter). I would use it by day and get kicked out when TD came home at night and had to work on a table. Sometimes he would work in the dining room, but it really was a waste of energy because the ACs and lights of both rooms would be used. Also since the desk was home to a desktop and a printer it was so crowded there was barely any table surface. To solve it I decided to come up with a printer table/filing cabinet for all our documents and a folding wall-mounted desk for TD which would take up less physical and visual space in the super tiny study. Pictures of the custom-made solid teak furniture I designed with Danni after the jump!
FILING CABINET/PRINTER TABLE
I wanted 2 drawers for storing paper and other accessories. One drawer for scratch and another for new paper.
I also had 2 filing drawers, one for legal sized and another for A4. I love how organized hanging files look and I feel – it takes up less space because hanging files tend to hang down vertically instead of ordinary folders that will lean sideways and expand to take up the entire space. So I have these rods on the sides for hanging folders, but they are removable so I have the option to not use hanging files. (Who knows? I may sell this and that person may not like hanging files – I try to think of everything. =P) I also wanted partitions to better organize if I don’t find colored hanging files for color coordination.
And lastly the bottom filing drawer….
WALL-MOUNTED FOLDING TABLE
I love the wall-mounted table. It really met the objective of taking up less physical and visual space. And TD is happy that he has his own work space! YAY!
What do you think of these two additions to our DiploWorkstation? It is a work in progress because I would love to have a better looking wall, with perhaps some floating shelves. Do you know where I get my inspirations? Click here to see my pin board of workstation inspirations!
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