The Marcum Office began as a desk to be built of black walnut that had been harvested by the client’s grandfather from their Missouri family farm. After a lengthy collaboration, we arrived at a design for a custom workspace tailored to her work habits.
Her desire was for a clean contemporary look that would showcase the black walnut. Drawer pulls were cut within the drawer fronts in a European style, eliminating the need for distracting hardware. The workspace included several features such as a ventilated cabinet for her computer, hidden channels to conceal cables, a drawer for an ergonomic keyboard, and customized compartments within drawers.
The project grew to include built-in file cabinets & bookcases. Two alcoves were fitted with file drawers and topped with walnut countertops & bookcases. I retained the black walnut's natural edges as a design element, resulting in a simple but elegant look that is repeated in the top moldings of the bookcases. I also repeated the desk’s drawer pull design for the file drawers.
The end result was a beautiful and functional home office made from meaningful family walnut.