The home office construction project is through phase one – all of the cabinet carcasses are done.
Actually a lot more is done than originally in the design. The plan had been to take three weeks and build an “L” design with base cabinets, desk top of Paperstone, and upper cabinets. However the project ballooned to include a library wall with a concealed Murphy bed and a custom built in wardrobe.
Like all projects with “scope creep”, the available time does not change.
In the 4-panel image, the upper left shows the overall shot of all the cabinets with the library wall. There is a close-up of the Murphy bed in the lower left frame. It has not yet received false panel doors to make it blend into the rest of the wall. The lower right frame shows the wardrobe base. It will have nine drawers and a set of panel doors above for the hanging space. Finally the upper right frame shows most of the desk cabinets – lower and upper. When finished and installed, these cabinets will be at either end of the “L” with a window and extra set of upper cabinets to fill out the space. To support an extended open area under the desk, the top will be reinforced by concealed steel box tubing. There will be three computer monitors wall mounted (one portrait and two landscape).
When the project is finished, there will be just two small sections of upper wall (on either side of the door) that do not receive custom cabinetry.
It’s the largest single cabinet project I’ve taken on but it will make for a spectacular addition to my portfolio.