The reconstruction of my home office is essentially complete. I still have a computer or two to move in, some wiring to re-organize, and a few other bits and pieces. But the flooring is done and all the new furniture is in place. Here is how it looks now:
And here is a picture of the completed empty room with no furniture installed:
The “big” desk pictured in the first photo above is my main personal workstation: my gaming PC, XBox 360, and iMac “multimedia” server are all there. My “work” desk is in the SE corner:
The wiring is still messy on my computer rack, but I have a plan to tidy that up. I’ve worked from home several days with this configuration and find it far more pleasant than my old office layout. The colours are still sitting well with me, and as I get settled in I keep finding more and more things I like about them.
The three pieces of furniture I bought were all from Sears: the large desk, the corner desk, and the glass-fronted bookshelf. These came completely disassembled: there are a couple of pictures in the gallery that show how many pieces there were just for the large desk alone. It should be noted that the large desk is over 250 pounds: even the little corner desk was 150 pounds. Assembly was well documented, but time consuming- for all three pieces, I’d say in excess of ten hours. They are particleboard/composite with “real wood” veneers: yes, solid oak/cherry/what have you would be nice, but $3k for a desk is out of my league. The desks both have nice keyboard trays with drawer fronts- they look quite good.
The bookshelf was the last piece I assembled, and I completed it today. I like the sliding glass doors and the drawers at the top. As I moved this cabinet into my office I realized that for the first time in nearly twenty years I have a “display space”. I’ve had some ideas for what will go behind those glass doors already- I’ll give a hint.