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A few months ago, I had an idea. If I were younger, and in possession of a proper basement, I'd have probably made the thing myself, but my DIY days are over. I mentioned my idea to someone who was doing some work here, and he said that he knew a carpenter. We took the relevant measurements and he drew a simple picture, just to be sure that he knew what I wanted. A couple of weeks later, I got a call from the carpenter. Last week, I trekked over to Midtown West and picked it my latest piece of furniture, pictured above.

The idea is to stow the computer keyboard neatly when I want to use the desk in some old-fashioned way that involves perusing large reference volumes or signing checks. As realized in choice Japanese honiki wood, it does exactly what I want it to do and it looks like a shrine.


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