What do I do with superfluous office space?
January 14, 2013 6:39 AM   Subscribe

I have a 42 inch wide, 32 inch deep, and 28 inch tall void between my desk and the wall of my office. (see: here) My company is relatively lenient on personalizing our offices - in that image, you can see the SMB wall decals - but I'm struggling with coming up with a good use for the space. I'm pretty handy from a carpentry standpoint and I have access to power tools / a space to do some carpentry work in, so pretty much anything goes for this one. What the heck do I do with my Corner of Shame™ to turn it into a Corner of Pride™?

So far suggestions have included:
- Some sort of build alert light wired up w/ Arduino for when someone breaks our CI build (I'm our office's devops engineer)
- A sort of break/fix tool table for internal office equipment
- A nap chair (which seems sort of unnecessary considering the air mattress in our server/sleep closet)
- Multiple minifridges (described to me as "Minifridge Megazord")

...none of these are particularly *bad*, but I'm not sold on them.
posted by Mali to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
a very small TARDIS, with a build alert light on top, and minifridge inside.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:51 AM on January 14, 2013 [3 favorites]

A plant. Offices cannot have too many plants, in my opinion.
posted by natasha_k at 6:51 AM on January 14, 2013 [1 favorite]

How about a little door.
posted by ecorrocio at 7:02 AM on January 14, 2013

Looks just about big enough for a M.A.M.E. cabinet to me, if you don't mind blocking your SMB sticker.
posted by 1adam12 at 7:34 AM on January 14, 2013 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: Oh my god a MAME cabinet sounds brilliant.
posted by Mali at 8:02 AM on January 14, 2013

Best answer: add a standing desk for your long-term health? combine that with some kind of neon display or other fun?
posted by acm at 9:34 AM on January 14, 2013

Response by poster: Yeah, what I ended up doing was building http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/04/expedit-standing-desk.html
posted by Mali at 12:18 PM on February 13, 2013

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