Industrial style desk ~ reveal 1/3

Lil' Munk | Vin'yet Etc. Happy Birthday Munk! Munker, is the nickname we gave to our baby boy Michael, “baby” is a relative term today because he’s 6′-4″ and not much of a baby any more! :’) Our “baby” just turned 23 on March 20th – I can’t even believe it! Time is a bitter sweet thing…

As a young Mom I was completely obsessed with my kiddo and if you ask his girlfriend she’d say I still am… 😉 I do miss my little boy, I always will, I think all Mommies do?

He is going away to school this coming September and will be taking audio engineering. One afternoon while visiting him at his apartment he was showing me some very cool audio stuff, (as technical as I get) and I noticed that the desk he was using was sagging, jam packed and just plain sad looking!

Mike's Desk As Is | Vin'yet Etc.

Mike took this picture of his existing desk for me. Things I love: the toilet paper, hehe, the organized way he has and my blog is up on his computer! Having a pride moment right now! <3

During that visit is when I got the idea that he should get a brand new desk for his birthday… this project took on a life of it’s own, like many of our projects do. I asked him to sketch something up and we received a sketch of 2 desks… project already growing…

There will be three posts for this build, reveal 1, 2 and the tutorial, it’s a big project I don’t want to put you to sleep…

This Industrial desk is not a complete set, this has evolved into two desks for our audio student… desk number one is done, these are the shots I took when we revealed it to Mike, on his birthday.


{It’s a big piece of furniture, I had to use a King sized duvet cover to conceal it a bit}

Industrial desk reveal ONE | Vin'yet Etc.

This Industrial desk is perfect for his needs, the smaller set of shelves are for speakers, and the middle shelf is for the top tiered monitor (27″ iMac) he wants to put there… his laptop will sit on the top, flat. All of those shelves are not attached to the top, as we didn’t want him to be locked into this piece always being used for a desk, in my mind I can imagine this as an awesome island for a kitchen… the height is designed with him in mind, so he can stand when he produces, this, he says is a “game changer”… I guess he likes to stand when he works? All I know is that he is very happy with it! That makes this Mama & Papa bear happy!

Industrial desk reveal  ONE | Vin'yet Etc.

SR & JR Meticulous | Vin'yet Etc.

{I love this picture, one is just as detailed as the other, Mr. Meticulous, Sr & Jr… <3}

 Industrial Desk Collage | Vin'yet Etc.

Industrial desk Collage | Vin'yet Etc.

Instalment one of three, even now it’s evolving, when these pictures were taken the discussion of lower shelves came up, we are adding those right now… I wanted to show our spin on the Industrial style that seems to be everywhere on the interwebz, I’m loving what we’ve done so far… what do you think?

~ Laurie

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  • Reply Tia March 29, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Whoa mama! That desk is amazing!! What a lucky guy 🙂 You guys did an amazing job! (not even close to enough exclamation marks in that sentence!). I would take one of these for my place in a heartbeat.

    • Reply Laurie March 29, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks so much!!!!! 😉 you’re comments always make me smile, thanks for stopping in and showing some blogger love!

      ~ Laurie

      • Reply Wynand Steyn March 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm

        Wow… that really looks amazing!! Maybe you wouldn’t mind helping us out?! Need some ideas on decor and refurbishing / rebuilding… wait, just building the whole place over!!

        • Reply Wynand Steyn March 15, 2016 at 4:39 pm

          Oh ja, my email if you would like to assist

          and this is for anyone who has a creative eye, we’re just guys that got the oppertunity to open a night club in a small town, want to give it somewhat of a rustic / mechanical feeling as it is situated in the industrial part of town. I have lots of wood to use, can do most DIY… we are also working on a VERY tight budget!!

  • Reply Karen C March 29, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I cannot even get over how amazing this turned out. He must have been impressed. Nice work!

    • Reply Laurie March 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Hey Karen, he was very impressed… I’m excited for the next desk, it’s a crazy design… Thanks for the continued support! Love ya!

      ~ Laurie

  • Reply Inspire Me Heather March 29, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Wow!!! That desk is too cool – very well done and what a wonderful gift!!

    • Reply Laurie March 29, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks Heather! 😀 we’re pretty excited for the next desk too… the complete set will be something!

  • Reply Anne@DesignDreams March 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I.NEED.DETAILS!!!!!!!! I want to build the same base – can you email me a materials list for the parts you used? LOVE this. and I love your front entry too.

    Happy Easter!

    • Reply Laurie March 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      <3 Hi Anne! LOL I'll provide all details that's post #3... ;) #2 is the smaller desk and bottom shelves, then a tutorial... thanks for stopping in, you're awesome!!!

      PS Happy Easter to you too!

      • Reply G Torres August 2, 2013 at 3:21 am

        How can i obtain access to a set of plans. Nice build and I assume that you can install this under the main desk for drawers as well.

        • Reply Laurie September 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm

          Hi G, I’d have to draw these up in AutoCAD for that, this is a complete custom build from sketches and our minds. You could install a drawer, or many drawers as this is custom. Thanks for stopping in!

  • Reply Kelly @ Corner of Main March 31, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Wow! I love how it turned out. What an awesome gift! I am sure he will have it for many many years to come =) Happy Birthday to your “baby!”
    PS- thanks for checking out Corner of Main!

    • Reply Laurie March 31, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks Kelly! We’re excited to show him the second smaller desk…


  • Reply Shauna @Satori Design for Living April 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I’m with Anne- need details! Love that base and the rustic wood top. He’s a lucky guy!

    • Reply Laurie April 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks Shauna! Desk number 2 is almost all done… whew, rethinking this “gift” thing… 😉 I would love these for myself! Thanks so much for stopping by!
      ~ Laurie

  • Reply Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell April 2, 2013 at 1:53 am

    oh my word! Seriously amazing. You guys have some kinda skills. I bet Mike was uber impressed (I would have been!). Looking forward to the whole low-down (lo-down??)

  • Reply Cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life... April 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Laurie this project is amazing! I love the desk and am pinning, pinning,pinning!

    • Reply Laurie April 3, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Ha ha, thanks so much Cynthia! I’m glad you like it… the second desk is just as cool!


  • Reply Queenie Bernard April 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Fantastic.. This desk is great!!! You can see the love that went into this project. I have no doubt he will enjoy this desk for many years to come. Look forward to part 2,and 3. Have a great weekend. 🙂

    • Reply Laurie April 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Ah Queenie! I’m so glad you stopped in, I was worried about where you were!? I missed ya! I can’t wait to show part 2 and 3! I know I have some people waiting for the details of the build… yikes that may be a big post! As always, thanks so much for your support! <3


  • Reply Dani @ lifeovereasy April 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Laurie! OMG you guys really blew it out of the water – this is a dream desk for any 23 year old audio engineer, that’s for sure! And I’m sure he will get so much use from it long into the future. Unique, cool, and versatile. And home-made! Lucky boy to have such talented parents 😉

    • Reply Laurie April 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      haha, he’s one of those rare people who really appreciates that we made that for him… it’s kinda cool! He’s such an awesome kid, hard to not go that extra mile for him. I can’t wait to write the tutorial… :/

      ~Laurie xo

  • Reply Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads May 11, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Oh my gosh! This is just amazing and I know your son must be really loving it. I can see this piece as an island in a kitchen, too, so it’s good that you made it so adaptable.

    • Reply Laurie May 11, 2013 at 10:36 am

      Our son loves his desks, he has a whole room to him self now, with the set up he wanted! He’s happy! Not I just have to write the how to on the build. Thanks for stopping in! xo

  • Reply Ivan May 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    What are the dimensions on that desk?…thanks!

    • Reply Laurie May 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      Hi Ivan, working on the technical post for the desk now… it’ll be posted this week.

      • Reply Ivan May 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

        I can’t wait it 🙂 because I can get all those parts for free at my work. Thanks again for the great job!

  • Reply Penny April 2, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Would love the directions and supply list for this desk. I am searching to no avail to find a desk similar to this one. Love it!!

  • Reply Sharon Hines July 7, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Wow! This desk is fabulous! I love the industrial look…it makes for a very handsome piece of furniture. I love that it can be used as an island at some point, too. How clever and ingenious!!

    • Reply Laurie August 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      Hi Sharon, thanks so much! LOL he doesn’t know how close I came to keeping it. 😉

  • Reply Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline July 8, 2014 at 12:52 am

    WOW! Your desk is amazing. Pinning 🙂

    • Reply Laurie August 8, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Thank-you so much Mary Beth!!! I really appreciate that. xo

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  • Reply Chris Fortney February 23, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Where can I get a set of plans for this?? It’s amazing..

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