Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Perfect Desk

We have been on the look out for the perfect desk. Of course we've been checking craigslist and ebay for mid century modern desks, but for some reason they aren't wowing us. I was perusing Design*Sponge and came across an article on learning from college students' dorm rooms. After clicking a link for loft bed (don't ask why I clicked this) I came across this.



The desk idea is perfect. Now we are on the hunt to see if we can make something like this work. We're having a tough time finding file cabinets that are both (a) cute and (b) the correct dimensions to be used as a desk. You can find the right height or depth, but finding both is proving to be treacherous.

5 comments:

modernemama said...

if they are too low you can often replace the original legs with something taller, we put 6" legs on our drawer units to raise them to the right height.

Cynthia said...

That is a great, simple and inexpensive solution. I figure it can also be adapted to different styles.
For example, I was thinking old fashioned file cabinets for that vintage "film noire" kind of look.

Corey said...

The front runner is a 28" cabinet on wheels from cb2, http://www.cb2.com/family.aspx?c=302&f=4217. With an ikea countertop it would be just about the right height. :-)

We looked at using some ikea capita legs on other cabinets, but we're digging the cb2 unit which is on wheels.

If I could find two vintage file cabinets that would be pretty sweet though... Will have to cruise craigslist. :-)

enigma4ever said...

For years I had file cabinets and a door...it worked great....file cabinets from a Vintage office store...and the door from a Reclaim store and stained etc...

Corey said...

Hi enigma,

We got a deal on some black file cabinets that we couldn't pass up, so we'll be on the hunt for a door or hunk-o-cabinet for the top... That is after I finish the Queen's closet of course. :-)