For those that telecommute or work from home, the division between work and life can be tricky. When are you off the clock? Designer Jonathan Odom has devised a physical signifier that makes the transition clear: His desk transforms, at day's end, into a bar.
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The design includes a cork-backed wall at the back of the desk that pivots on wooden dowel posts on the sides of the desk. Simply pull the desk away from the wall, fold down the back wall, and it becomes a bar with seating for 3 at stools. A trough at the back of the desk (hidden by the bar top when it's down) has room for 20+ bottles, a shelf for bar wear, and a recessed nook for an ice bucket or cutting board.
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Odom, who's a full-time designer at the Instructables Design Studio, has both posted an Instructable on how to build your own Transforming Bar Desk. He's also selling them here in a variety of prices and material choices, from $975 for a flatpack version in birch plywood up to $2,500 for a pre-assembled version in zebrawood-veneered plywood.