marcus had no space for an ordinary computer desk in his living room because they were all too deep, like 60 cm+ (approx 2′). he needed a desk that could be minimized when not used.
marcus writes, “my room had lots of available width but only 40 centimeters depth (approx 16”) that i could use. the only option was to make a custom computer desk.
i bought a malm bedside table in oak then i went to the hardware shop and bought roll-in roll-out ‘lanes’ for my keyboard shelf. the keyboard shelf was made from leftover parts from a pax closet. the malm wheels were removed because i didn’t want any movement. this is the result.”
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