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So, what do you do when moving into a new house with no room to call an office? Well, in our case, the bay window of the bedroom offered a handy place, but a bay window is a series of shallow angles and desks are usually rectangular or fit in a corner.

My solution for my wife’s desktop is made from a standard plywood flush door with a honeycomb cardboard interior – just £25 + VAT from the local builders’ merchants. This makes it cheaper and stiffer (and prettier) than solid wood options, and it was really easy to mark and saw the back edge to match the sides of the bay window. The worktop is pulled a little way back from the window to allow for cables and curtains. The banana boxes will (of course) be replaced by cupboards and drawers, also angled to match the bay.