Home is where the office is: Desks
A home workspace just isn't complete without a proper desk.While going the vintage route is often the cheaper, greener option, here are a few well-designed, eco-friendly <i>new</i> desks to consider.
Mon, Mar 21 2011 at 9:00 AM
Welcome to the third installment of "Home is where the office is," a special springtime series of product round-up posts celebrating the roughly 20 million members of the American workforce that shuffle to their dens, spare bedrooms, kitchen tables, mom caves,
or backyard office pods
at least once a week to perform what would otherwise be performed in a soulless office block miles away.
Today's post completes the home-office must-have trifecta: an energy-efficient lamp
, a non-off-gassing chair
, and perhaps the most vital item: a desk or work table. Below, you'll find seven handsomely designed desks crafted from sustainable wood and other eco-materials that give me a serious case of work surface envy.
As you may notice, the price points for an eco-friendly wooden desks are on the higher end. If investing in a brand new desk or work table isn't in your budget, flea markets, barn sales
, charity shops, Etsy
, and eBay are great sources for vintage desks with, most likely, gentler price tags. Who knows, you may find the mid-century modern desk of your dreams at a local estate sale. It certainly doesn't hurt to look.
Or, if you're DIY-capable, there are numerous online tutorials on how to make your own custom desk using things like old doors
, cinderblocks, file cabinets, scrap furniture, and odds and ends from IKEA.
Laird Desk-Console @ CB2
Eames File Drawer Desk by Herman Miller @ Room & Board
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