Measure Twice… Office Closet

We have an office of sorts.  It’s that bedroom that’s directly adjacent to your master bedroom so you don’t really want people sleeping there (especially if you have a guest that snores).  Right now it’s got a cute, but ultimately small and useless, desk.  There’s also some exercise equipment and a few other things that kind of fit an office theme (file cabinet, shredder, etc).

It looks like a mess with everything out in the open.  And again, the desk is useless.  So we’re turning the closet into an office space.  It’s a wide and shallow closet.  Over 9′ wide, right around 2′ deep.  Probably perfect for a real long desk (place for both our laptops to rest, printer, etc) and some tidy looking shelves and storage.

First step, rip everything out.

closet empty

Next, need some electrical.  First time using those remodel (old work) boxes, and they really are quite handy.  Will put in a light switch soon (currently a light with a pull chain).

closet outlet

Next update to this should show the table top in as well as some paint.  Not quite sure what to do about the work surface yet as boards that cover the entire length go to 1′ wide, don’t really want two boards deep.  Also don’t want more than one board wide… Wife also wants something that swings/folds out as a sewing station, which will be a whole other adventure.

Jay

Jay Ratkowski runs this joint, which is why his name is on the front door. You can find him elsewhere at Google+, Facebook, or Twitter

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Jay Ratkowski runs this joint, which is why his name is on the front door. You can find him elsewhere at Google+, Facebook, or Twitter

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