When we first remodeled our Airstream last year, we only included one work space even though we both work from the road. I’m still unsure how we made that mistake. I suppose I assumed we would both alternate working at coffee shops or from the sofa but for the long run, that just wasn’t going to work. That was a big reason for the second remodel. We incorporated two matching desks made from locally sourced 100 year old tongue and groove reclaimed barnwood and metal. My dad is a talented welder and made the frames for the wood surface to float in. We left the metal raw and vintage-esque and sealed with a clearcoat. The legs are fastened to the floor and the rear of the desk is fastened to the wall.
Here’s a detailed look at the beauty of this barnwood.
This is the location of one of the two desks. It’s nestled between the refrigerator and the full-sized bed. This desk has three legs to allow for the bed cabinets to still be accessible.
I have a pair of matching turquoise chairs. These are actually vintage stadium chairs.
Vintage cheese boxes are awesome for small spaces. They are super skinny and fit almost anywhere. I have a couple of these in the Airstream.
Here’s a wider shot of the details of the desk. The wall is covered in a product called Stikwood. It is real reclaimed wood that is cut 3/16″ thick so it doesn’t add unwanted weight to the trailer. It has an adhesive backing and is extremely easy to apply. It breaks by scoring with a utility knife. No saw required! This color seen here is Golden Oak. I love how it warms up our space.
The hand-painted clutch and keychain are by a lovely artist out of Dallas, Texas. Her work can be found here.