Built in cabinet and desk

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Project by DBB posted 02-18-2013 04:42 AM 3048 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built-in desk and upper cabinet used as family office since it is directly between kitchen and family room. Pull-down blind can hide any mess in a moment if needed. Halogen lights illuminate the space. Made from plywood, 1×3 poplar and paint.

The desk is made from a piece of a bowling lane (lane 37 at Kona Lanes in Costa Mesa, CA, which was torn down in 2004). Finish of the top is still the original finish from the bowling alley. I got lucky because the space for the desk just happened to be exactly the width of the bowling lane.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 04:46 AM

Another nice piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 12:13 PM

The build really looks great and what a wonderful use of the space. Nice work. Man I wish I had some of that bowling alley wood. You did luck out.

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John Lowell

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 01:31 PM

What a hoot, a desk made out of a bowling lane! Looks great.

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 03:17 PM

Great reuse of wood, cabinets blend in great, I like the shade idea, may have to barrow for a project I am doing.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-18-2013 04:40 PM

That is a great idea and use of the space. Love the reclaimed wood, it’s beautiful. The cabinets with the cork board inside are the perfect finishing touch.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 04:50 PM

Nicely done and very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 06:06 PM

Nice desk. I remember that place!

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 02:30 PM

Really like the look. Great desk made out from reclaimed wood and additional storage on top. Great use of the corner space. Great job!

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