Paul Mayer

Building an Office in a Closet

Paul Mayer
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Maximizing small spaces in your home can be tricky, but with a bit of creative thinking you can achieve excellent results. In this video, Paul Mayer walks us through the built-in office he created in his home, featuring a six-foot desk with cabinets, drawers, and a custom fitted top to span the length of the wall and make the most of the available space.

Check out the rest of our Office in a Closet project series here:

Office in a Closet Part 1: Built-In Desk
Office in a Closet Part 2: Drawers and Doors
Office in a Closet Part 3: Build and Install the Desktop
Office in a Closet Part 4: Finishing and Installing

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4 Responses to “Building an Office in a Closet”

  1. Mark Abshire

    I am confused on your inset book shelves. I assume you are building them between wall studs, are your walls 10 inches thick?

  2. Jerry Everard

    Office in a closet — great project and some excellent ideas there – my only concern would be with heat generated by the printer and hard drives — there did not appear to be any ventilation for them. Perhaps the printer runs out on a full-extension slide platform? Otherwise an excellent build.

    • Customer Service

      Hi Jerry. Thanks for your feedback and your comment. The printer automatically shuts down when it is not printing, and the door is open when it is. In terms of the drive, it’s a pretty large space for a single drive and I have not had any failures in the 10 years that I have used this setup.
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