A Multi-Function Floating Desk for Tight Spaces

A Multi-Function Floating Desk for Tight Spaces

Mike Tyson
Nov 3, 2010

Check out this stunning floating desk that we found over at Apartment Therapy's Unofficial Cure Flickr page. This solution caught our eye for numerous reasons: we always love to see how people creatively work within the confines of a small space and we saw some interesting DIY applications here. We'll tell you more about why we think this home office is such a hit after the jump.

This desk certainly appears to be a DIY/custom job. Although at first glance it seems to be IKEA's ubiquitous Lack shelf, the depth, thickness, and anchoring system say otherwise. It seems wider, and thicker than IKEA's version. Also, the anchoring system would need to be hacked in a way that allows the shelf to remain structurally sound even though it hadn't been attached the length of the window. Lastly, if it is a Lack shelf, the two have been seamlessly blended in the corner by a skilled craftsperson. We would love to hear from the owner how it was done.

The second reason why we like this creative setup is how it manages to feed 'multiple birds with one seed', if you will. There is a computer workstation at one end, complete with nice flowers and black and white art. Moving down, there is a writing space paired with a flexible work light, and past the corner is the TV. Three important needs are satisfied with this single multipurpose desk.

The choice to have a legless desk helps visually lighten the small room and makes the desk itself feel less bulky and intrusive. Another added benefit is improved mobility of the desk chair, allowing you to slide from station to station with ease.

And finally, how could you beat that beautiful light pouring through that window? We envy the desk most for its proximity to such an amazing source of light and a view!

(Image: Deborah, Flickr name:miluzeira)

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