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Office Alcove in Philly Rowhouse

This Philadelphia row house formerly had a second kitchen in an alcove off the den. The homeowners wanted to create a comfortable environment to work and read. Storage under the bench and in the shelving unit holds office supplies, hanging files, gift wrap, and arts and crafts supplies for the kids. Tangerine paint along back of shelves makes books and nicknacks pop. Modern swivel chairs are stylish and comfortable. Desk is made from salvaged indonesian teak with a live edge. The slab turns the corner to continue through bookcase unit for continuity and flair.

photo by Kyle Born
Inspiration for a contemporary home office remodel in Philadelphia — Houzz

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S Greco wrote:
How was the desk anchored to the wall? - I love how the desk top turns the corner of the room but wonder how the desk is anchored to the wall
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Amy Cuker, MBA, LEED AP
Not sure, brackets? Desk was constructed by Lance at Togo Construction at (215) 219-9923
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yingflorida wrote:
Where did you get the lumber for the desk? Does it need to be treated?
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Amy Cuker, MBA, LEED AP
The wood is recycled Indonesian Teak from Impact Imports in Philadelphia. The carpenter is the one who would know if it was treated - you can reach Lance at Togo Construction at (215) 219-9923 . Thanks for your interest, Amy
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What Houzzers are commenting on:

Cindy Lawrenz added this to Office
Like the wood top with painted underneath
chrismysbeauty40 added this to home office
Walnut top desk leaving the raw edge is very pretty.
Christina Jordan added this to office
Live edge desk and white file cabinet corner desk

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