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Title:
Building the custom home office : projects for the complete work space
Author:
Barrett, Niall.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
154 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781561584215
Format :
Book

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Home Location
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Central Library TH4816.3.O34 B37 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Orchard Park Library TH4816.3.O34 B37 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Home Improvement
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Anna M. Reinstein Library TH4816.3.O34 B37 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Lancaster Library TH4816.3.O34 B37 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

Everything a homeowner needs to know about designing a custom work space at home. Includes information on building home-office furniture, space planning and ergonomics, materials, lighting and computers. Featuring 12 projects, complete with measured drawings and cut lists.


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Given the amount of time we spend working, the successful design of a home office is critical, requiring the consideration of numerous factors, e.g., ergonomics, lighting, efficient use of space, and professional appearance. Barrett addresses these concerns in the first third of the text, devoting the remainder to the creation of a modular system of drawer cabinets, closed storage cabinets, shelving, desktops, and a "bridge" (a storage device evocative of the cubbyholes on a roll-top desk). The modular approach allows a great deal of flexibility, so these designs can be adapted to fit into any space and to meet specific individual needs. This and the section on office design separate this title from Danny Proulx's Build Your Own Home Office Furniture (LJ 12/01). Both are recommended, but if you have already purchased Proulx and can justify only one title on this subject, your patrons will still be well served. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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