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Montlake craftsman-home-office


This remodel of an architect’s Seattle bungalow goes beyond simple renovation. It starts with the idea that, once completed, the house should look as if had been built that way originally. At the same time, it recognizes that the way a house was built in 1926 is not for the way we live today. Architectural pop-outs serve as window seats or garden windows. The living room and dinning room have been opened up to create a larger, more flexible space for living and entertaining. The ceiling in the central vestibule was lifted up through the roof and topped with a skylight that provides daylight to the middle of the house. The broken-down garage in the back was transformed into a light-filled office space that the owner-architect refers to as the “studiolo.” Bosworth raised the roof of the stuidiolo by three feet, making the volume more generous, ensuring that light from the north would not be blocked by the neighboring house and trees, and improving the relationship between the studiolo and the house and courtyard.

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February 17, 2013
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The cabinets were site-built by a carpenter. You might think about buying Ikea cabinets and having them built in to achieve this look on a budget.
    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 2:50PM
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Nancie Vollmer
where did you get the kraft magazine boxes and what do you store in them..
    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 4:05PM
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Love the tables too
    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 3:08PM
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Steele Interiors
Where can I find these tables?? Dying for them!
    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 6:45AM
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January 9, 2013
Nancie Vollmer wrote:
where are the magazine holders from

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Margaret Everton added this to Thriving in Student and Studio Housing
CREATE VERSATILE SPACES. Make the surface of your large kitchen table double as an oversized desk. Turn your living room, the cozy weekend space for curling up and watching a movie after Indian take-out, into a think-tank. This room is not only gorgeous, but shows how so much can go on in a small room while keeping to a distinct and organized aesthetic.
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If you already have a workspace of your own, consider adding another table for the kids. That way everyone can get individual tasks done and still be together.
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Going further: Stay organized in a way that inspires you. Whether you prefer hunting for inspiration online, on paper or both, what you do with the material you collect after the fact really matters. For some, a vintage trunk crammed with all sorts of assorted treasures is the ultimate thrill, while others may see beauty in a row of slim presentation binders, neatly labeled and categorized. Online, take the time to curate and organize your bookmarks and Houzz ideabooks in a way that makes sense to you.Tell us: How do you get inspired? What is your favorite tip for getting out of a creative rut?

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use these for paper organization (things on top shelves)
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I would have enclosed these bookcases behind doors. Think: 5 Dogwood house.
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March 20, 2015
small schoolroom
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March 4, 2015
Crafts room.
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February 23, 2015
join 2 tables length
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February 21, 2015
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February 13, 2015
interesting table set up. with kids on one side mom on other
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February 1, 2015
Bosworth Hoedemaker SaveEmail Going further: Stay organized in a way that inspires you. Whether you prefer hunting for inspiration online, on paper or both, what you do with the material you collect after the fact really matters. For some, a vintage trunk crammed with all sorts of assorted treasures is the ultimate thrill, while others may see beauty in a row of slim presentation binders, neatly labeled and categorized. Online, take the time to curate and organize your bookmarks and Houzz ideabooks in a way that makes sense to you. Tell us: How do you get inspired? What is your favorite tip for getting out of a creative rut?
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January 24, 2015
This is the idea I have for our desk. It needs to come out from window
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January 19, 2015
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January 19, 2015
shelves and table
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January 11, 2015
La mesa
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January 8, 2015
Schoolroom two work stations
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January 5, 2015
magazine organizers and wall of shelves
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January 5, 2015
Great small room workspace
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January 2, 2015
Another idea for homeschool room
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December 25, 2014
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December 15, 2014
Floor to ceiling bookshelves
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December 1, 2014
Library Office with long table
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November 26, 2014
Tons of storage and tons of table space!!
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November 22, 2014
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November 17, 2014
Wall bookcase
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November 13, 2014
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November 9, 2014
magazine organizers for files (tax returns, etc.) -- LABEL
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November 7, 2014
like the high ceiling bookcases.
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November 4, 2014
Desk coming from the wall for both Brent and I with a built in wall unit.
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October 27, 2014
love the binders- what i hoped current office would have. importance of consistency- looks tidy
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October 13, 2014
Parsons table
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October 4, 2014
The long white table
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September 30, 2014
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September 27, 2014
sewing room 3 cabinets?
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September 24, 2014
Wooden chairs
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September 20, 2014
Love the floor to ceiling bookshelves on one space area.
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September 13, 2014
What if I did this shelving in the living room with pocket doors into kitchen running behind?
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September 10, 2014
Desk w table behind it
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September 7, 2014
facing wall with book shelves
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Built ins
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September 6, 2014
Built into save room
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Basket of apples
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Magazine storage boxes
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wall of bookshelves
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Two tables and Shelves
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for dad
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study room
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Organization of book shelves with magazine boxes
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August 2, 2014
Built ins
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July 31, 2014
Lots of shelves
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July 30, 2014
functional with the space we have- doubles as a dining room
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July 21, 2014
It is similar to what I want for the downstairs bedroom.
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July 19, 2014
Love the tables
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Bookshelf design
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Journal cases
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floor to ceiling shelving
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June 25, 2014
NO! All the books out in the open make it look so cluttered.
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Library Wall for Nancy
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June 15, 2014
I can easily see myself using this room. It doesn't feel at all staged--it invites use!
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June 15, 2014
Work space idea
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June 12, 2014
carboard boxes for magazines
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ceing design with sunlight built in book case
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May 18, 2014
ترتيب الملفات في اعلى رف
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May 18, 2014
idea for a home tutoring system for multiple students
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May 18, 2014
Temporary table in library/den for homeschool.
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study/craft room. love those doors
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May 6, 2014
The labels on the file boxes on top shelf
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May 5, 2014
My dining room book shelf
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May 3, 2014
Book organizers to keep shelves organized and neat looking
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May 2, 2014
Writing space in office
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May 1, 2014
loads of files - one full row
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May 1, 2014
Side by side desks and book shelves
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April 29, 2014
Homeworking - Überblick
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April 27, 2014
Great filing system
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April 27, 2014
Clean line table for desk
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April 26, 2014
Good desk/table combo
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April 25, 2014
library book case
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Office. File organization
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April 17, 2014
great layout for communal study area
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April 11, 2014
But with paint and stuff instead
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Look up
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room layout/office
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April 1, 2014
Full wall shelf
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Book shelves
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just a thought
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March 11, 2014
Full wall of shelves
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March 9, 2014
like the wall of built in shelves, afraid of cluttered look but could utilize bins, like the top 2 rows for keep track of stuff
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Magazine racks for yearly portfolios
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February 27, 2014
no chandelier
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February 23, 2014
homeschool in library room
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February 9, 2014
small space work room - plenty of seating for meetings, magazine holders add uniformity to shelving
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February 8, 2014
Room devoted to work space
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February 7, 2014
Wall of shelves
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February 1, 2014
Long lab table
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February 1, 2014
dual purpose area
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January 29, 2014
Long and wide work surfaces across from each other - needs to be word rich
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January 29, 2014
good office for tight space
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January 28, 2014
Homework and study room
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January 25, 2014
Table in the middle instead of on the wall
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January 25, 2014
Library/shelving (built in)
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January 22, 2014
Why not have your library, dining room and office in the same space? after all, ideally you wouldn't be using them at the same times. :)
Alecia Ramsay added this to Home Office Ideas
January 22, 2014
functional office
rudiandsteph added this to wall storage dislikes
January 21, 2014
too conventional
Terry Fasano added this to terry_fasano's Ideas
January 19, 2014
I'm thinking one wall of tables/workspace. The other wall of clothing :) my creative spaces dressing room
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January 19, 2014
wall of storage/ long tables
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January 15, 2014
Shelf storage
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January 12, 2014
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January 6, 2014
study options
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January 5, 2014
LOVE the "War Room" atmosphere!
Mona Davis added this to mom's office - st louis
January 5, 2014
Using magazine organizer to store files (I.e. one year of client's tax returns)
susala1 added this to Home Office Ideas
January 5, 2014
Use uniform, stylish magazine holders to store things
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January 4, 2014
Scaling down
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January 4, 2014
Bookcases and study area
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January 4, 2014
Family work space
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January 1, 2014
Top binders for documents and product guides
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January 1, 2014
like the long table to work at - can spread papers out and do larger projects here
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January 1, 2014
magazine holders
thebigredbarn added this to school room
January 1, 2014
interesting layout
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December 30, 2013
really organized
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December 29, 2013
Small space dedicated to work
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December 18, 2013
The shelving
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全落地敞开式书柜 料理台工作桌
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wood tones
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the desk
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Option for sewing room
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November 29, 2013
Craft room
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November 27, 2013
Great office
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November 24, 2013
Guest room (w/moveable table) or basement
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November 20, 2013
organized small space
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floor to ceiling bookcases
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November 10, 2013
whole wall open storage
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book wall and social use both
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November 8, 2013
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November 5, 2013
Top of wall storage
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November 4, 2013
Wall of shelving
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November 4, 2013
kitchen office
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책장,책상 배치
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November 1, 2013
My craft room/office
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November 1, 2013
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November 1, 2013
like dining room chairs
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October 30, 2013
ganada yapılacak!!!! ahmet yapılacak
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October 29, 2013
Great for a homeschooling setup.
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October 28, 2013
Kids library
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Study area
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Storage wall, craft table in center
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October 18, 2013
Library office
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October 15, 2013
Using magazine organizer as decor!
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Computer one side two chairs other side, east/ west my room
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October 13, 2013
Large table off of shelves - home therapy?
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2 desks??
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top of garage office space... use of two tables
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island working table
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October 6, 2013
Setup excellent for drawing, working, dinning etc. multi usage space
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October 5, 2013
bookshelf at one end table in middle to use for both computer + sewing machine + cutting table (if I can raise/lower it)
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October 1, 2013
Too cluttered but I like having large surface for spreading out whatever craft-Scrapbooking
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chairs love
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Study room
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September 18, 2013
office and school room
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office desks
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