Hidden Office Space

What once flourished as a bedroom closet noiv pursues a second career as a computer work center and pocket-size library. High-tech equipment looks user-friendly in comfortable, An expendable closet, minus its doors, becomes a trim and tidy home office, without intruding upon the family room in zvhich it's located. The closet's width easily embraces a desk. Ledgers support wide shelves, tracks and brackets hold shorter ones. Careful economy of space keeps everything within easy reach for...

Choosing A Desk

Putting a corner to practical use, this L-shaped modular si stem caters to every computer and office need. At center, opened drawer reveals a printer. Counter widens slightly to accommodate a desktop copying machine. Furniture design Eurodesign, Ltd. Like a child's construction toy, this amazing oak desk tilts, lifts, or lowers as you adjust its knob-and-pegboard frame. Furniture design Dean Santner Designs. Compact, U-shaped computer work center, available commercially, puts every office chore...

For Working Couples

Staircase separates her territory on the mezzanine from his down below. Each works within easy earshot of the other, yet each stays out of sight in this semiprivate arrangement. Furniture design Williams & Foltz. Twin desks meet face-to-face in this shared office that occupies one end of a master bedroom. The wall system dividing the space holds work supplies on the office side, clothing on the other. Design Ruth Soforenko Associates. Wraparound cabinetwork of bleached oak establishes the...

Workspaces

Updated rolltop desk, also shown on page 69. Updated rolltop desk, also shown on page 69. Lane Publishing Co. Menlo Park, California High-style files, also shown on page 75. High-style files, also shown on page 75. Developmental Editor Helen Sweetland Contributing Editors Susan Warton Geoff Alexander Don Vandervort Illustrations Bill Oetinger Rik Olson Mark Pechenik Photographers Clyde Childress, 26 Stephen Marley, 13 top, 29 Jack Mc Dowel I, 27, 28 bottom, 30 left, 31 left, 70 top, 72 bottom,...

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Seat and backrest should be adjustable for height and position, so small of back is supported as you shift posture while working. Keyboard position should be 24 to 27 inches high lower than standard desk height and adjustable for each user. The science of ergonomics is concerned with achieving the most comfortable working relationship possible between people and the machines they use. The guidelines above have been shown to ease strain during hours of intense concentration at a computer...