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Building the Custom Home Office: Projects for the Complete Work Space
     

Building the Custom Home Office: Projects for the Complete Work Space

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by Niall Barrett
 

Everything a homeowner needs to know about designing a custom work space at home. Includes information on building home-office furniture, space planning and ergonomics, materials, lighting and computers. Featuring 12 projects, complete with measured drawings and cut lists.

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Everything a homeowner needs to know about designing a custom work space at home. Includes information on building home-office furniture, space planning and ergonomics, materials, lighting and computers. Featuring 12 projects, complete with measured drawings and cut lists.

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Library Journal
Given the amount of time we spend working, the successful design of a home office is critical, requiring the consideration of numerous factors, e.g., ergonomics, lighting, efficient use of space, and professional appearance. Barrett addresses these concerns in the first third of the text, devoting the remainder to the creation of a modular system of drawer cabinets, closed storage cabinets, shelving, desktops, and a "bridge" (a storage device evocative of the cubbyholes on a roll-top desk). The modular approach allows a great deal of flexibility, so these designs can be adapted to fit into any space and to meet specific individual needs. This and the section on office design separate this title from Danny Proulx's Build Your Own Home Office Furniture (LJ 12/01). Both are recommended, but if you have already purchased Proulx and can justify only one title on this subject, your patrons will still be well served. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561584215
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

Barrett runs Avalon Studios, a custom woodworking shop in Narrowsburg, NY. He specializes in custom-made cabinetry for Manhattan apartments, though he has also done some commercial work.

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Building the Custom Home Office: Projects for the Complete Work Space 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought the book and am planning to build the table first. Found a bust in the numbers. The measurements on page 113 do not jive with measurements on page 117. Will have to double check all numbers prior to cutting anything.