Beautiful Custom Built-in Home Office

Hi, it’s Sandra from Sawdust and Paper Scraps again.  Here is another room that is “mostly” finished.  It still needs a few touch ups but it’s functional so I’ve moved on for now.  I don’t have any pictures of my progress.  I’m amazed at how much I didn’t take pictures before blogging.
It’s impossible to get a picture of the whole room but here is my very 
best attempt at photoshopping all the parts into 
one photo of the whole unit. 
 I know, it’s a total hack job but like I said, It’s my best attempt!
 This house was all shades of ugly when I moved in.  You’ll just have to use your imagination…it’s an empty room with orangy-brown window, base and door moulding.

I hate wasted space and always try to get the most storage out of every space I design.  I built cabinets across the entire back wall,  creating 2 computer stations and a T shaped countertop that could be used from either side for crafts or work.
I built one cabinet with 2 drawers in which the bottom drawer is a file cabinet.
The other side has shelves and doors.
At the end of the T is an open shelf cabinet.  The countertop is made out of oak flooring that I installed over a plywood base.  I finished it with Tung oil.
The uppers are staggered.  It makes for trickier crown moulding installation but it’s visually interesting.
I’m so excited about my new found photo-shopping 
skill that I’m going to show you again!
Yeah, I’ll keep working on that one!
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >I am so totally amazed at that room. And, so totally jealous too.
    I would love that room. My family probably would have a hard time getting me out of there.
    Great job.

  2. >Sandra, seriously, is there anything you cannot build??!! It looks stunning. The most awesome part about the whole thing is that my hubs and I have been discussing how our new home office will be laid out and THIS IS WHAT WE HAD IN MIND!! If I lived anywhere close to you, I think I would be at your house a lot! I really love how you staggered the top cabinets – adds lots of visual interest. One question – what is the shiny material at the back of the upper cabinet on the right side of the picture? Beautiful! Beautiful!!

  3. >Thanks Ladies.

    Kristi, Thanks for joining me in the "bad PS skills" team. It makes me feel better to know I'm not alone!

    Chantelle, The backs of all the uppers are beadboard painted white, satin (same as the cabinets). I don't see anything shiny. It's probably just the flash. I didn't do anything different with these cabinets than I already shared in my tutes. I promise, I'm not holding out on you! 🙂

  4. >Love this space! Someday I will have reclaimed my office space from my kids and do something like this!

  5. >Sandra, it is amazing! It looks like the perfectly organized and functional office space. I loooove the counter tops. You're so creative.

  6. Did you custom built the cabinets on the bottom or were they prefabricated? What height are they!? I’m looking to do custom built ins in my office too and I’m having a hard time making decisions!

    PS these look great!!