You Can Do This!

It’s time to create your home office. It looks like working from home is here to stay for a long time. Returning to the workplaces that we knew before Covid-19 will take on a different arrangement. If working from a shared office space is in your future, working from home will most likely be a portion of your work week. For the rest of us, our homes will continue to be our place of work.
Here is an idea to pull together a dedicated office that can fit into a small corner of your apartment or home. We have kept the idea easy to assemble for those who have limited tools and carpentry skills. The basic pieces can be found at your home improvement store – I went to Lowes and found this Pipe Shelf – it was easy to assemble. For the desk top I found a 24″ x 72″ pine panel and asked the guy working in the wood department to cut the length down to 62″ long. This gave me a 48″ wide desk and 14″ of length to ride under the middle shelf and secured it in place with clamps on the back of the shelf. One coat of black stain on the desk top created a finish that blended well with the laminate on the shelf unit.  The legs are called Hairpin Legs and come in many different finishes including white, copper and black. Here are the spec’s and also some additional ideas using the same components to create additional office solutions.

From Lowes:
  Whalen 5-tier Pipe Shelf, model#WSL5IPS – the shelves are fixed and do not adjust up and down   $179.00
  Spruce Pine Fir Edge Glued Panels, 3/4″ x 24″ x 72″                                                                           $ 36.64
  Irwin Quick-Grip Clamps 6 Inch, 2 pack                                                                                                $ 24.98
  Minwax Polyshades Stain – Classic Black Gloss, 8 FL OZ                                                                    $   8.58
  RGI Home, Water Hyacinth Bin/Basket 10.70 in x 14.15 in x 5.5 in                                                     $ 15.98
From The Hairpin Leg Co.
  Black Hairpin Legs, 28 inch-table/3 Rod/ 3/8″ Classic, set of 4 legs                                                     $ 69.95
From Urban Outfitters
  Calisa Block Printed Rug, 6′ x 9′                                                                                                            $219.00

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