Built-in Office Furniture Plans- Cara Collection

This built-in office furniture was built by Cara, one of my Sawdust Diaries clients. All of these pieces can be built to stand alone or can be configured into a desk or double desk as Cara did.  The overall width of that configuration would depend on the amount of knee space you give yourself.  I suggest at least 30″.  Cara’s desk areas have about 40″ of knee space each.

Built-in Office Furniture Plans


The center cabinets are deeper than the outside base cabinets by about 4″.  Cara had a door on one wall so I couldn’t design the entire base unit at the standard 24″ with a 25 1/2″ countertop but I wanted to make sure the desk area was deep enough to provide adequate work space.  I created this stepped out design with the uniform decorative legs to tie it all together and make it work with Cara’s layout.

Built-in Office Furniture Plans

Built-in Office Furniture Plans

Built-in Office Furniture Plans


*Get the entire collection of built-in furniture plans for the “Cara Collection” in these posts:

You can see a detailed post on how Cara built her Oak Countertops here and see all of Cara’s build posts here.


  1. Hi there, Beautiful office setup! Can you please supply me with some information on the countertop and if you made it the materials used as well?

    Thanks, Jerry

  2. Wow, a modified version of this would work great in my house!
    Thanks for sharing!


  3. kim- Today's Creative Blog says:

    You my dear are amazing!