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By: Erica Baker On: August 06, 2014 In: Home & Design, Our Life, Projects Comments: 1

When I started working as a photographer full time and when Dave’s freelance video work began to pick up, we knew we needed a designated workspace so we don’t kill each other so we could have a space to be productive and also give a bit of separation between our living and working spaces However, we live in an apartment in Washington, DC and don’t exactly have a ton of space to spare. We decided to make one of the rooms in our place function as an office and as a dining space, while still functioning with our closets and vanity in the remaining part of the room. Multitasking – it’s an art.

How did we do this? Dave built us a table!

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I am pretty much in love with it. We made it slightly oversized so we can have epic games of settlers of catan can have multiple people working at it at once without disturbing the other’s workspace. We have loved the functionality it brought to a space that had previously functioned more like a glorified hallway.

Dave spent one abnormally warm January morning building the table and based it roughly off of this plan.

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I’ll admit I was a little nervous about taking on such a big project, but Dave completely impressed me with his building skills. He did all of the building and sanding and then I jumped in at the end to help distress it (aka beat it with hammers and rocks) and then stain it. I really like the way it turned out.

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Pretend the yellow walls are a light grey and just ignore the tripods stacked in the corner. Camera equipment everywhere? Story of our life.

Most of the furniture in our office was either built by us or bought at thrift stores, estate sales, or on the side of the road. Exceptions are our rug which is from West Elm and our hanging shelves which are from Marshalls and Ikea.

What do you think?? We are pretty happy with it.

table-11 A DIY Table for Our Office Home & Design Our Life Projects

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