Its roomy surface space (which is blissfully sleek and unadorned) is perfect for those who routinely work on projects that need a little extra leg room.

Be it a home craft business or a work from home situation, a vintage Parsons desk (and a multitude of similar table-desks) offer an unfussy solution to those who need workspace, but not necessarily a bold, statement maker. Beyond the typical white lacquer look, keep an eye out for desks in richly polished burl wood or brass (these were popular in the 1970s, served up in the plenty by designers like Milo Baughman.

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I love going to garage sales, antiquing for vintage finds and thrift store hunting.

Basically transforming something old into something beautiful.

Your home office shouldn’t just be a workspace— it should also inspire.

The fastest way to inspiration (minus your social Pins)? Whether you opt for a sleek Parsons style that could double as a console, or a Danish Modern marvel from a master like Jens Risom or Hans Wegner, used desks are ideal for slightly blurring the lines between work and play.

In an especially small space, a floating beam desk could be placed in an entry, double-timing as a place to drop keys and mail when not in use.

A shelving unit model merges desk and bookcase, making it a killer choice for efficiency-style living as well.

For a hard piece of solid wood to use as a base for the legs.

Once we drilled the solid base on, It immediately started to look better. Next we drilled in the legs to the outer corners of the desk..

If I kept them 5″ the fourth board would have been 2 inches wide.. So once the cedar planks were stained and sealed I installed them to the top. I haven't yet and its been 5 months and its holding up just fine 😉 Remodelaholic is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together.