Steal the style of this industrial-look home office

See how this music teacher-turned-builder designed her own desk
John Downs

A former director of a classical music school, Rachael Turner is a builder with Front Porch Properties.

Rachael Turner is a builder with Front Porch Properties.
(Credit: John Downs)

The former music room in her home has been converted into an industrial-style home office extolling raw materials.

What are your office must-haves?

“A good, solid desk. I designed mine and my husband built it with materials left over from a building project. The desk is made from hardwood floors, the legs from scaffolding and the shelves are held up with plumber’s pipe. I think my rescue dog, Benji, is a must-have, too. He’s good company!”

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(Credit: John Downs)

On your wishlist?

“Definitely a drafting table. At the moment, when I’m working on floor plans, I have to use my island bench.”

“Reusing leftover materials is important to me and it’s something I try to do on all my projects”

Rachael Turner, builder

Any tips for designing your own desk?

“Measure the space well, have a desk top cut to size and then simply place it on either two trestle legs or two filing cabinets. All of this can be bought from 
Ikea or your local hardware store.”

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