John Kraemer & Sons
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A recently completed John Kraemer & Sons home in Credit River Township, MN.

Photography: Landmark Photography and VHT Studios.

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January 3, 2014
ccameron66 wrote:
From where is the desk? Really beautiful office.
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John Kraemer & Sons
It is a built-in custom desk. Thanks!
    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 7:43AM
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August 19, 2012
marybediz wrote:
Where is the from. How much is it?
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John Kraemer & Sons
Where is the what from? Please clarify. Thank you!
    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 6:56AM
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    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 12:18AM
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August 17, 2012
Shannon Letsche wrote:
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John Kraemer & Sons
They were purchased through the clients' interior designer, Carol Ahlstrand of Advance Design.
    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 6:57AM
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Mayela Nuñez
Quiero ver jardines. Gracias.
    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 8:59PM
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August 17, 2012
celiaramirez wrote:
what color stain was used for the cabinetry in this home office - What color stain was used for the cabinetry in this home office?
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The floors look like oak. What species is the desk and bookcase from? They look very nice together. AM trying to match a species of wood floor with all of the beautiful dark oak trim, moldings and doors in my reno home and am having trouble knowing what will work best.
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 2:09PM
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John Kraemer & Sons
The floors are actually Walnut... The desk and bookcase are Alder. Good luck!
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 2:12PM
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June 27, 2012
kimberlyannnorris wrote:
Desk - We are building a home with several built in desk areas. I do not want to use granite on all of them but my builder says the wood tops don't stand up. Please tell me what your experience has been with this desk. What is wood species? Stained with poly?
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Shannon Ggem ASID
Wood desks are classic and any hardwood top will last you a very long time. Here's a link to one from 1450 made of Oak.

562 years is a good long life for a desk, I think! Any hardwood desk top will stand up to normal use for a very long time (soft woods like Pine will not do as great). Some classics used on desks are Rosewood, Mahogany and Oak. The furniture building experts on here will know more species, I'm sure.

I think your instinct is correct, that granite topped desks everywhere may look dated and it's more a question of taste than longevity- granite desks feel a bit 90's to me, it'd have to be done very carefully to keep it fresh and current.

Granite will last 1000s of years, but do you plan to be around to use it then? What kind of heavy use do you plan for your desks? If it's normal desk stuff, wood will be fine and look very classic and beautiful.
    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 9:21AM
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John Kraemer & Sons
This desk has held up great. It is made of Alder.
    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 10:13AM
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February 18, 2015
linop wrote:
Can you please provide the dimensions of the room? Thank you!
June 27, 2014
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