In the time lottery of our completed side projects, next up is my Man Cave. Yay! Some good news on Remembrance Day.
Speaking of grain, Man Cave goes against it. Man Cave is not painted in Francine’s corporate Wimborne White. [GASP] “Why on earth not?”, I hear you ask. Well, before settling on Wimborne White for the Kitchen/Diner, we thought we fancied Dulux Morning Light and I went and bought 10 litres of the stuff. It is a very similar colour, though with a touch more yellow and, since 10 litres cost about £120, rather than waste it … enough said.
Francine did a good job of planning use of the space, having found some reasonable looking office desks. There are a number of suppliers offering similar products and a swift spot of research proved that you have to be very careful when choosing where to place an order. One in particular had utterly appalling reviews the like of which I don’t think I’ve seen.
We heard favourable reports of National Office Furniture Supplies who had a large (1800mm x 1200mm) curved office desk that came packaged with a matching 400mm filing cabinet/drawer unit. Here it is, though I needed the right hand version. ‘T would be a perfect fit with space left for a document shredder. 😉
It was duly ordered on 26th October and turned up today. Communication throughout from the supplier seemed perfectly reasonable, both emails and phone calls to arrange delivery, and now I have it the quality feels good.
The pedestal comes basically assembled but not so the desk. The assembly instructions required a little interpretation with components varying slightly from some of those shown but, calling on experience from Ikea assembly, all went well. It’s installed and feels terrific; I have SPACE. The cupboards, incidentally, are excellent and were from Ikea though they sadly no longer seem to be supplied.
I am going to have to add a bookcase for my collection of 40+ nature books, mostly field guides.
I now need a new monitor, too. The 8+ year old Dell 23” doesn’t have drivers for Win 10 and doesn’t quite fly properly – tries to enter power saving mode and gets stuck such that I can’t even power it down. Big red switch time. Bigger!