Productivity

The Shipbuilder's Office

Today’s featured workspace sports lots of storage, bold colours, custom-built speakers, dual monitors, recycled work surfaces and intricate model ships.

Lifehacker reader Andrew Dorey has put together a combination bedroom, home office and recreational area that managed to do all three things well and still remain uncluttered. He writes:

This is my office and bedroom. Mostly colour coded in red and wood, all of the furniture is home made and the chair is a cobra bucket seat salvaged from an old mini clubman. I chose red for the walls for a couple reasons, first I like the colour and second it is the colour our eyes are least sensitive to so it causes less of a distraction when I am working.

Starting from the left is my Yamaha piano that doesn’t get enough use. Next is the Yaesu and Uniden receivers for listening to amateur radio. The table was made up using the base of an old office table with a new mdf top covered in black leather to reduce reflections from the monitors.

On the table is my iMac and Formac monitor with a pair of Roland monitor speakers, a shuttle pro controller and a Frontier Alphatrack controller.

Next to the computer table is my bookshelf and tv setup. The TV is a 32 inch samsung LCD and a pair of home made speakers each side which I built because the audio quality on the tv speakers was rubbish. Below the TV is the Yamaha AV amplifier, a Dreambox satellite receiver, a Sony Bluray player, Xbox 360, Sony PS3, my custom designed xbox is bottom centre and a media pc on the bottom right. Together it will play almost any form of video or music media.

The bookshelves are divided up with a set of Encyclopedia Britannica on the bottom, £5 from eBay, computer books on the middle shelf and everything else on the top shelf. The cupboard on the right carry’s all of my other odds and ends.

This is the area where I work.

On the left are the Yaesu and Uniden receivers for listening to amateur radio. The table was made up using the base of an old office table with a new mdf top covered in black leather to reduce reflections from the monitors.

In the middle is my iMac and Formac monitor with a pair of Roland monitor speakers, a shuttle pro controller and a Frontier Alphatrack controller.

In my spare time I like to build models and a few of the biggest ones are kept in a display cabinet above my bed. There are two wooden ships, HMS Bounty and HMS fly, both of which took about 2 years each to complete. In between is a model of the Queen Mary 2 and a Spitfire hanging from the top. On top are a couple RC car shells, an electric guitar and a RC bike that I designed and built using a carbon fibre chassis.

The Shipbuilder’s Office [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]


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