My wife and I are using this freestanding phone and mailing station every day.
It is my newest piece and I am quite proud of it. Here is why: It is accessible from all sides and thus organizes the whole space. It contains everything we need to organize our communication with the outside world.
Three halogen lights illuminate the mail drawer surface where the phone stands with its inevitable answering machine. They are dimmable as accent lights if the station isn't used.
The black sides of the cabinet are actually blackboards where we leave each other short messages using old-fashioned chalk or make a shopping list.
The big drawer and the top and bottom cabinet have plenty of space for all our mailing needs like stamps and envelopes, scissors, staples, rubber bands, you name it.
The three trays stacked loosely on each other are perfect for in- and outgoing mail, magazines, articles, and such.
One for her, one for me, and the big one for both of us. Organizing can be that easy!
I used naturally rusted rebar to weld the frame for this freestanding cabinet on a stand. An oil finish keeps the rust from being rustic. The cabinets themselves have blackboards as sides and a metal door where we use magnets to hold – temporarily - noteworthy things to remember.
The drawer and the trays are made from Spectratech™, which is your regular MdF, but – and that is exciting - colored all the way through, yellow and red in this case, but many more colors are available. Four levelers allow adjustments for an uneven floor.
I enjoyed building this 'freestanding room organizer', as I like to call my invention: The rusty rebar contrast nicely with the clean edges of the colorful trays. They resemble stacked parcels in a post office, don't they?
The uneven, almost 'sloppy' corners with the red splines are intentionally cut that way and tell you that communication isn't always perfect, but at least this tower makes it easier.
Dimensions: 13" W x 13" D x 75" H