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Published on December 14th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


a doctor’s front desk

janet is doctor. she’s also pretty handy. with the help of her boyfriend, they custom-made this front desk workspace from ikea pieces.

she writes, “i needed a large front desk for my office staff and had neither the time nor the patience to have one built by a carpenter.
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i used one expedit bookcase, two small effektiv file cabinets, two reclaimed effektiv tabletops (dressing for the base), as well as two cast-off maple drafting tabletops i found on craigslist. additional effektiv file cabs are seen in the photos as well as a large pax wardrobe that houses my server and supplies.

although it is not well visualized in the photos, i underlit the hanging edge with rope lighting. much of my office is ikea and ikea hacked, from therapy bay to the exam rooms.”

see more of dr janet’s front desk flickr set

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5 Responses to a doctor’s front desk

  1. Very cool! Now to find something a bit more narrow for our graphic design office. We have a wide hallway at our entrance… but not THAT wide. Anybody have some ideas?

  2. Dr. Janet says:

    Note from Dr. Janet:
    That server is only for the office MP3 collection (so we don’t have to keep switching CDs), print services, fax server, etc. Nothing interesting I’m afraid :)

    Thank you for your comments!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure she’s aware of HIPAA guidelines and regulations regarding this.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nicely organized and functional. However, I hope that server is either secured somehow, or that is doesn’t have any patient information on it. Servers are best kept in locked back rooms.

  5. Marilyn says:

    Great blog! Keep up the good work.

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