If you are willing to think creatively, you may be surprised the many uses that can be found for pieces of furniture that are designed for a specific use. A small office desk is the perfect example of a piece of furniture that you typically would only see used in an office setting, but it could actually be used in many other places than just in an office. The following guide provides you with three unique ways to use a traditional office desk outside of an office.
As a Kitchen Island
A stylish office desk is often the perfect width and length to use in a kitchen as an island. All you will need to do is add a slab of butcher block to the top of the desk to create a great surface for use in a kitchen and possible raise the desk up a few inches with wooden blocks. To add the butcher block to the desk, you first need to measure the top of the desk. Go to a home improvement store and have an associate cut butcher block to the exact size you need. Take the block home and sand it down. Apply wood glue to the top of the desk and place the butcher block on top. Push down on the surface and leave it to dry overnight.
As a Gardening Table
A desk can serve as an amazing gardening table. The large top provides ample space for potting plants and planting seedlings. The drawers allow you to store all of your tools in one place. To make the desk suitable for outdoor use, you simply need to paint it with outdoor spray paint and then add a coat of protective polyurethane once the paint has dried. This will allow it to stand up to the elements and look great for quite a long time.
As an Assembly Table
If you are someone who enjoys fixing cars, boats, or trucks, having a table to use to assemble small elements of the vehicles is important. The desk allows you to sit down and work on tiny parts with ease. You can store the tools you need to work on the parts in the drawers and have a bright lamp on the desk so that you can see what you are doing with ease.
Take the time to look at a piece of furniture and think of other ways that you could use it. Every piece of furniture has a lot of life in it, if you consider every way that it can be used. To learn more, contact a company like Alexander Brothers Ltd