Unique, Self-Made, Wall-Mounting Twin Hideaway Desks

Unique, Self-Made, Wall-Mounting Twin Hideaway Desks

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Taryn Williford
Oct 10, 2008

To be honest, I never was into the whole wall-mounted fold-down desk thing. I know it saves space, but I just don't fall for the, "Nobody will know what it is when you fold the panel up" thing. Just like everybody can notice when theres a medicine cabinet behind your vanity, guests will notice that your unusually thick photo frame that's plugged into the outlet below must be hiding something. (Either that, or they'll think you have one of those tacky lit-up ocean water dioramas—which would be worse). But we came across these desks,which do a great job of making the whole thing look like it could be an art piece (keep in mind the backs of the desks have yet to be adorned), and also hiding wires behind those wall panels! A sort-of DIY for those proficient in CAM software after the jump...

They first made the back supports using a combination of Adobe Illustrator and CAM software. The organic shapes were cut out of 2 sheets of 3/4" plywood glued together to make a sturdy thick back.

The wall desks, made of ribs sandwiched together (you can see the aluminum pins that hold them in place on the curves and the ends) and stained, were then attached to these "backs".

The desk surface easily lifts up and closes with a latch on the side. When the desks are in their closed position, they take up hardly any room at all, and don't give away the secret hidden within.

{ If DIY doesn't suit your style, maybe one of the options in Unplggd's Ten Best Hidden Office Solutions will do. You'll find truly stylish offices built into hutches, secretary desks, closets and bed lofts. }

[ images from Because We Can ]

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