Repurposed door makes a perfect computer desk for a workspace

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This week’s featured workspace comes from Flickr member Matt Koltemann, and he’s got a well-organized and unique home office focus on hiding cables as much as possible and reclaiming old wood.

For starters a repurposed door (pastel pink), a large piece of glass on top, two wooden horses and a cable organizer from IKEA make up a warm and unique DIY computer desk. On the desk you’ll find an antique soda water bottle from a market in Argentina, a large table lamp on top of a wooden drawer for small items, fishbowl — of course, with a golden fish –, and a small indoor plant.

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Although I write most on Windows PC experiences, I do not turn around on good design. I think Koltemann did a great job in his workspace despite the presence of the Apple’s MacBook Pro.

If you have a workspace of your own to show off, share it here by sending an email at using “featured workspace” in the subject line. Images must be at least 780×369 (you can send the images via attachment, but a hosted images in Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, etc., will be appreciated) and please include some text describing the space (e.g., the story behind the design, where the pieces came from, about the tech on the desk, etc. — you get the idea.).

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  • Rann Xeroxx

    Seems a bit to hipster for my taste. The base is OK but for the money used for the glass, you could have just gotten solid wood and either varnished it or used formica.

    Love the Herman Miller Mirra chair (that my company happens to make :) )

    • Mauro

      Good point on the glass, but reusing wood is good for the environment, that is one of the reasons why I like this workspace, besides the uniqueness and texture.

      The chair looks really comfy.

      Thanks for your comment.