Create this project yourself with sheet material cut to size by TOSIZE.ie!
Margot used the panels from TOSIZE.ie to create a beautiful study in the bedroom that had become available. Read how she did it here!
Description of KLANTNAAM
The idea was to make a corner desk, with space for laptops and extra screens for both of us, and the narrow area would be home to my sewing and locker machine. Before we ordered, we first drew this plan on the floor using washitape. That was very handy, because it soon became clear that the walk-in would be a bit cramped because of that corner and that it would be better to just make a long desk.
This is what it has become! On the right we have a part where Romano sits and on the left we have a larger part so that besides my laptop and screen there is also room for my sewing stuff.
How I made this project
In my search for inspiration, I came across TOSIZE.ie, so I ordered some samples of the different types of wood. I thought we would like oak best, but in the end we decided to go with beech. For the top, we ordered two large 26-mm-thick joinery panels. The depth is 90 cm so that there is enough room to work in a good posture.
We wanted to put two Ikea chests of drawers under the desk, but we also had to make sure that the top would still run over the heating. So, we immediately ordered two MDF Natural shelves to put on top of the cabinets to raise them a little.
Above the desk, we wanted to hang a shelf. We had two nice metal shelves supports lying around, so we selected a beuken timmerpaneel that, at 18 mm, was just a little bit less thick than the worktop, but would fit in nicely. The advantage of TOSIZE.ieis that they saw everything down to the mm and deliver it to you. Super convenient!
As soon as we had everything, I sanded it and treated it with furniture varnish to protect the wood. And then came the most exciting part, the assembly. On the far left and in the middle, the panels rest on the raised drawers. At the back and to the right, we attached beams to the wall. The worktop simply rests on them. In the middle, under the longest worktop, we placed an extra support beam to prevent it from bending.
I wanted the black of the shelf supports to come back, so I chose two slender black lamps from sfeer.nl. The inside of the shade is gold, so they give a cosy, warm light. On top of the shelf, I incorporated the black in the Intratuin plant pot and the gold in the mirror and candles (old). I've also had the vase for a long time and I gave it a warmer colour with some wall paint.
I added some green to the window sill. I always like these hanging plants and the funny thing is that this one is an artificial plant. They are not always good, but this one from Sfeer looks very real.
What still needs to be done?
To top it all off, there are still a few finishing touches to be added:
- Another lamp with more spotlights needs to be hung on the ceiling. Then we can have good light in the evenings, for example, when I want to get behind the sewing machine.
- Romano will have two more screens so that he can connect his laptop to them and work in a good posture.
- As soon as the screens are up, I want to see if and what we want to hang on the hook that is in the wall on that side.
- To the right of Romano's workstation, we have a white piece of wall. I'm thinking of putting up a big poster or something like that, but I'll have to look into that.
- I like to keep all the cables out of sight as much as possible, so we need a second cable duct for under the desk and I would like a new monitor stand.
Romano and I both work mostly from home, so it's nice to finally have a good workplace for both of us. We are thrilled with it!
Dimensions of my DIY project
366,5 x 90,0 cm