Shane D. Inman
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New England Cottage contemporary-kitchen

New England Cottage

Country Cottage Style Home – Custom designed desk area with under cabinet lighting, cork board and letter divider

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November 2, 2013
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Shane D. Inman
Good Morning and thank you for your questions!

The desk unit you see here is around 42" wide. I am not for certain since the project is several years completed. The mailing unit above is just as wide and 6"high.

Have a great day!
1 Like    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 6:19AM
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ACProducts, inc.
Always thought office space in the kitchen is a great feature. Recently came across this Forbes article about kitchen remodel trends and specifically desks in the kitchen.
    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 9:21AM
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May 21, 2013
shantel1 wrote:
want a cork wall behind a dart board..How do i do it...removal so not to destroy
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Shane D. Inman
Good Morning and thanks for your question.

Well - what I would do is to first use cork tiles - they come in 12"x12". I would then glue them to the wall all around the dart board - about 3' to each side. Then I would apply another layer of the same cork tiles to the same location so that the cork is really thick - this way the darts will not penetrate through the cork and damage the wall - when thrown at the dart board.

You can either glue both layers of cork to the wall or you could apply them to a substrate first (wood or MDF) this way you can then remove the entire board at a later date without having to scrape the cork off the wall because you glued it down.

Hope that helps
Have a great day!
    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 5:25AM
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Thank you, Shane,
I think applying cork to wood first is the way to go...didn't think of that! Thanks for the great tip.
    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 8:50PM
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March 21, 2013
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Shane D. Inman
Good Morning and thank you for your question.

The desk height is industry standard - 30"high

Have a great day
    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 8:26AM
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August 12, 2012
steeledesigns wrote:
How wide is this desk?
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Shane D. Inman
Good Morning and thank you for your question

The desk width is approximately, 40"

Have a great day
    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 8:52AM
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June 2, 2012
hwwall wrote:
Did you buy the cork board in bulk? If so, where?
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Thank you! I am thinking of doing my son's room with one small wall of just cork board so my 11 year old can pin a bunch of stuff up! Any thoughts on how to do that?
    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 4:44PM
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Shane D. Inman
Good morning!

Yes, there are many way that you can do that and very easy too! Many of these can be found on the Internet. Search Google to see what you find.

Have a great day!
    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 5:28AM
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May 30, 2012
tjvicknair wrote:
Can you please give me the brand and paint color of the walls>
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Shane D. Inman
Good Morning!

Thank you for contacting me with your questions.

The paint shown in this picture is from Sherwin Williams and is referred to as "Quietude".

Have a great day
    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 4:34AM
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May 26, 2012
stalosid wrote:
How much space is between the desktop and the mail slots?
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Shane D. Inman
Good Afternoon!

Thank you for your question.

There is approximately 24" between the finished desk surface to the bottom of the mail-slotted cabinetry.

Have a wonderful evening!
    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 3:32PM
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May 10, 2012
sherri_graham wrote:
What a great use of space! Can you tell me the width of the desk area?
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Thank you for the info - this is an excellent idea.
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Shane D. Inman
You are most welcome Sherri
    Bookmark   May 13, 2012 at 12:25PM
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May 9, 2012
anntbauer wrote:
Where do you get corckboard to custom fit an area?
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Emily Hurley
Hi there, If you do a search on Google for "corkboard sheets" you should see several sources. Then, you just cut to fit.
    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 4:38PM
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Shane D. Inman
Hello there anntbauer,

This corkboard was custom-made for the client. We used cork tiles and had my tradesman cut it for fit the area. Thank you for asking and please feel free to ask if you have any other inquiries.
    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 1:28PM
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October 3, 2013
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

The wall above your desk is the perfect place for pinning up reminders or inspirational photos. The trick is to custom fit the cork to the space.

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