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DIY Office Builtins



We have never been able to find store-bought office furniture that made us happy, so we decided to design and build our own! The final design has 3 units touching the ground, a wall-to-wall deep desktop space, a "to ceiling" cabinet, wall-to-wall cabinets above the desk, and shelves to the ceiling.

We gained so much organizational space, completely transformed the room, and learned a ton along the way. Everything but the hardware was built 100% custom to fit our design and the constraints of the room.

Builds like this seem very intimidating at first. But with a good plan and some elbow grease, anyone can solve their furniture problems with custom solutions.

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  • Just WOW! Great job building what you wanted. It looks beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. What was the most challenging part? 
    By RYOBI Nation, on November 1, 2018
    • Thank you so much!! We have been really happy so far. The most challenging part was just to get started. This was by far my biggest and most involved project to date, which is very intimidating to get started. Once you start though, you can get in a groove and really start cranking it out. 
      By Southern Style DIY, on November 1, 2018

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DIY Office Builtins

by Southern Style DIY
Oct 29, 2018

We have never been able to find store-bought office furniture that made us happy, so we decided to design and build our own! The final design has 3 units touching the ground, a wall-to-wall deep desktop space, a "to ceiling" cabinet, wall-to-wall cabinets above the desk, and shelves to the ceiling. We gained so much organizational space, completely transformed the room, and learned a ton along the way. Everything but the hardware was built 100% custom to fit our design and the constraints of the room. Builds like this seem very intimidating at first. But with a good plan and some elbow grease, anyone can solve their furniture problems with custom solutions.