Here was a super fun project. The story guides you -- starting with a tour and then how we built it including the bill of materials, construction tips, and sourcing.
I, originally, did the design and blogged about it in 2011. It was a popular post, so I always intended to post an update, but decided to use a web-based Sway presentation instead. It brings it to life and is more effective way to show you around the lab.
My hope is that you find it helpful, interesting, and entertaining.
How to design your own your own deep work lab: http://bit.ly/homelabsway
To support deep work. Deep work is valuable and increasingly rare. As Cal Newport says, "Deep work is performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate."