Clever Storage #5 – The Industrial Desk

It’s time for episode 5 in our series of fabulous furnishings, where we say ‘respect’ to the creative community over at Ikeahackers.net and look at another fine customisation of the Swedish flat pack. We think this one has a touch of the ‘London 2012 opening ceremony’ about it as it harks back to the UK’s industrial past. So behold – the really rather smart – Industrial Desk.

Like most of the UK ,we were inspired by London 2012. The opening ceremony in particular had some brilliant touches and the forging of the Olympic Rings from the Industrial Revolution was simply genius. It reminded us of some of the things that made Britain Great and also of some of the architecture and furnishing styles.

The Industrial Desk captures that atmosphere and then some. It’s a more advanced build than some of the others we’ve featured – as the legs are not stock items – they appear to be vintage pipework. The table top is Vika Furuskog solid wood, with fascia’s added to give it a much deeper appearance. By all accounts the most fun was had distressing the top of the table. Crow bar, hammer and blow torch were all used to give that ‘150-year-old-worked-on’ look.

In fact, it wouldn’t look out of place in our Camden Store which, with its Victorian architecture, hails from Britain’s golden era. We’ve updated it considerably of course, into a modern and secure London self storage facility.

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