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Offline sandy

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Double Desk and Closet System for Daughter's Home Office
« on: September 17, 2019, 11:06 AM »
My daughter wanted a home office, so I built a double desk and closet system for her.  The desk has two sides (duhhh... It's a "double desk".) that have long outside legs and short inside legs that rest on a small file cabinet with three drawers mounted using drawer slides.  The closet system is of the type that I have previously described here in that it uses horizontal steel rails that act like french cleats and that are screwed into studs on the rear wall of the closet to support vertical members.  The vertical members use the jig that I described in prior posts to create the notches that assure alignment when they are mounted on the horizontal rails.  I used my Domino to join two vertical members to a bottom and middle shelf for each of the two closet units, and I used my LR32 to provide shelf pin holes for adjustable shelves for each unit.

« Last Edit: September 17, 2019, 11:09 AM by sandy »

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Double Desk and Closet System for Daughter's Home Office
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 12:27 PM »
Here is a rotated image of the closet:



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Offline sandy

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Re: Double Desk and Closet System for Daughter's Home Office
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 02:25 PM »
Thanks, Peter!

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Offline RKA

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Re: Double Desk and Closet System for Daughter's Home Office
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 02:34 PM »
Well done!  I like the desk and the integrated filing cabinet!  Question about the closet system.  It seems like you're describing an Elfa system with the top rail and vertical members.  But the vertical members you used are solid or composite board, not a metal rail like I'm used to seeing with Elfa.  Do you have more details you could share?  Thanks!
-Raj

Offline ultane

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Re: Double Desk and Closet System for Daughter's Home Office
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 07:55 PM »
That looks nice!
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Offline sandy

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Re: Double Desk and Closet System for Daughter's Home Office
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 10:24 PM »
@RKA

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Well done!  I like the desk and the integrated filing cabinet!  Question about the closet system.  It seems like you're describing an Elfa system with the top rail and vertical members.  But the vertical members you used are solid or composite board, not a metal rail like I'm used to seeing with Elfa.  Do you have more details you could share?  Thanks!

It might be more clear for you to look at A Closet For David

Let me know if you still have any questions.

Sandy

Offline RKA

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Re: Double Desk and Closet System for Daughter's Home Office
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2019, 10:45 PM »
Interesting, I wouldn’t have thought notched plywood would have fared well, but I trust you would have had a callback if it didn’t!   [tongue]  I do like this style for a small walk in, keeping the floor clear.  I’m going to chew on this and maybe use this idea on our closet!  Thanks!
-Raj

Offline sandy

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Re: Double Desk and Closet System for Daughter's Home Office
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 05:12 AM »
@RKA

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I do like this style for a small walk in

I have used that notched vertical member system on about a dozen closets now, and some of them are not “small walk-ins”.  The other things I’ve done, based on the same overall design, is to add units with drawers and a “pentagon” unit in the corners of larger closets, as it provides a place for shelves for shoes and sweaters, without losing the space in the corners.  I have also used this system for pantries, garage storage units, and office closets that hold quite heavy items.  A nice thing  about the system is that the verticals, along with the units, can be made on-site.  When they are ready you simply bring them to the wall, push them up, and let them slide down onto the rail.  I was able to single handed lift and install some relatively large garage storage units that had to go up relatively high on the wall so that the front of a vehicle would fit under them.  ... and, FWIW, I just looked up the Elfa system.  It is different from what I do, as it uses vertical "standards" that hang from the horizontals, and those vertical "standards" hold shelf brackets, whereas the vertical members in the system I use extend out from the wall, and any closet poles, drawers, or shelves extend between the vertical members.  The horizontal rails that I use are available on-line, and they are called Easy Track Rails.

I'm attaching some additional photos to try to give you a more clear "picture" of how my system works.  Let me know if you still have questions.

Sandy
« Last Edit: September 18, 2019, 06:12 AM by sandy »

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Re: Double Desk and Closet System for Daughter's Home Office
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 12:43 PM »
Very nice work. I sure she appreciates it and will enjoy it for years to come