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Built-In Closet Industrial Desk

Wow – it’s been a while since I’ve been here with a new post!  Lots of blog distractions – middle son leaving for a month long tour with his band, tax procrastination, some issues with my 86 year old dad, and the loss of all my Etsy shop computer design files!!! But, the taxes are now filed, my dad is doing better, my son is off, and I’m still praying we’ll be able to recover my design files!  Today, I thought I’d share a recent DIY – a  built-in closet industrial desk – now that’s a mouthful!  

In Closet DIY Desk

The beginning of this year we began to update my youngest son’s bedroom.  It’s a teeny, tiny room and space is at a premium.  So, we decided to build his desk right into the closet space.

DIY Pipe and Wood Standing Desk

Here are the specific things Seth wanted in a desk – 
industrial style
to be able to sit OR stand at the desk
have room for all of his electronics

Built In Closet Desk
It’s a plumbing pipe and wood desk  with a shelf above.  Seth and Mark worked on the project together – father & son bonding time! While they worked on the desk, I went shopping for a stool and made the tin and wood “Cagno” sign.  
Vintage Accessories
For the wood I used a mix of brown and gray stains to continue the industrial vibe.
Gray Brown Wood Stain

Seth is happy with how the project turned out and he spends a lot of time at this desk doing college homework, gaming, and video chats with his girl!
DIY Industrial Style Standing Desk
I’ll be back soon to share all of the DIY details for both the standing closet desk and the tin and wood sign.
Wooden Wire Spool
P.S.  If you are wondering where he keeps his clothes – that’s another project – stay tuned! 

Sharing today at:

A Hipster Bedroom - Midcentury Dresser and Retro Turntable Feature Wall - Hymns and Verses

Thursday 14th of April 2016

[…] the year Mark and Seth built the pipe and wood standing desk in the closet space. You can see that HERE. And, I recently shared the industrial light fixture we made from a vintage chicken feeder HERE. […]

Vintage Chicken Feeder DIY Pendant Light - Hymns and Verses

Friday 8th of April 2016

[…] room for quite a while.  If you missed the first project in Seth’s room, it was a built-in closet industrial desk.    You can see the look I was going for – something industrial, yet quirky!  It’s […]

My Small Home Tour - Hymns and Verses

Friday 26th of February 2016

[…] This room is the smallest room in the house and is about the size of a closet in some homes!!!  We worked hard to maximize every bit of useable space in this room.  The closet doors were removed and Mark and Seth designed this built in workspace. […]


Monday 27th of April 2015

Love it, pinned it, and about that name sign, I love that too!

Rick Sullivan

Sunday 26th of April 2015

Am I the last to know? What does CAGNO mean? Barbara