Introduction

Mark Powers with a margarita outside his cubicle »
In architectural terms, the cubicle is the tract home of today's cookie-cutter office complex. So if you're still plugging away in a Dwight Schrute special as you await that big promotion to senior associate something-or-other, why not live the dream by dignifying it with some classic architectural lift? Doing so might cause Mr. Corner Office over there to wonder what the young go-getter in the Colonial Revival cubicle is all about. Keep clicking as our own working-cube hero, Senior Technical Editor Mark Powers, shows you how to dress your polyester-lined pad for success.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • scribe
      Scribe for marking cope cuts on saddle
    • coping saw
      Coping saw

    Shopping List

    1. 1x4s for rafters, ridge beams, and collar ties

    2. ¼-inch plywood for roof sheathing

    3. Molded pre-hung door

    4. Door lockset

    5. Door knocker

    6. Shims

    7. Wood saddle

    8. Urethane foam fluted pilasters

    9. Urethane foam door pediment

    10. 8d ring-shank nails

    11. 2-inch screws

    12. Paint