My initial thought is to suspended the desk as pictured to the right. On one side will be the vise and tying station. In the middle, mounted on the wall will be a tv that swivels to double as a computer monitor. On the other side will be the "office"(laptop, printer, mailing station etc.) Because its a floating desk I can wheel an office chair between the two sides. Below are two that have the look I'll attempt.
Building and selling a home has been a brutally stressful process. One I'm happy to done with by the end of next month. In April I'm moving Hammer Creek "corporate offices" into an unfinished basement with endless possibilities. In the next year or so I plan to finish it with an industrial/urban/fly shop feel (If you're familiar with the Twin Cities picture Mend Provisions). After much consideration I decided not to take the roll top desk along. Instead I plan to build a new bench.
Below is my best Pinterest attempt to share my plans (I take no credit for any of the images):
For the finish I'm going to use reclaimed wood with plenty of character. I'll construct the sides of the desk with angle iron for an industrial feel. The goal is to drill and mount the vise directly to the desk. Instead of a catch basket I'm cutting a square in the wood for trimmings. Mounted below will be a metal dish (think drippings pan on a grill).
To accommodate my spools of thread I'll insert metal pins, right now I'm leaning towards copper or aluminum. I'll drill counter sunk holes beside the vise and insert metal dishes for beads and hooks. Below are some from Peak which look great.
By giving up the roll top I'm loosing a lot of storage. To make up for it I'm mounting a metal peg system to hang my materials.
When the chaos of moving settles down I'll start construction and do my best to document the process and share it here. If you have ideas on the build or other features to consider drop me a line in the comments section!