John Kraemer & Sons
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Home Office

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

Photography: Landmark Photography and VHT Studios.

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ccameron66 wrote:
From where is the desk? Really beautiful office.
   Comment   January 3, 2014
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John Kraemer & Sons
It is a built-in custom desk. Thanks!
January 6, 2014 at 7:43am   
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marybediz wrote:
Where is the from. How much is it?
   Comment   August 19, 2012
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John Kraemer & Sons
Where is the what from? Please clarify. Thank you!
August 21, 2012 at 6:56am   
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May 13, 2013 at 12:18am   
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Shannon Letsche wrote:
chairs - where did the chairs come from?
   Comment   August 17, 2012
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John Kraemer & Sons
They were purchased through the clients' interior designer, Carol Ahlstrand of Advance Design.
August 21, 2012 at 6:57am   
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Mayela Nuñez
Quiero ver jardines. Gracias.
February 10, 2013 at 8:59pm   
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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?
     Comment   August 17, 2012
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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.
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!
January 13, 2014 at 2:12pm   
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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?
   Comment   June 27, 2012
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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.
June 27, 2012 at 9:21am   
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John Kraemer & Sons
This desk has held up great. It is made of Alder.
June 27, 2012 at 10:13am   
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atnorris wrote:
horns - Love this office! Can you share where you found the horns
   Comment   March 18, 2014

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