Behind the Scenes
Visit our Factory and Showroom
You can see Caretta Workspace products at our Showroom and Factory at 635 Enterprise Drive, Lewis Center, OH 43035. We are open Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm, or by appointment. (877) 422-1088. Click More Info to get a map.
About the Designer
Larry Tracewell is the Founder of Caretta Workspace and Designer of all of the beautiful and functional desks, tables, led lamps and other unique Caretta products.
A desk that has power strips and precise places for wires and cords built right into the desk. No more tangles, no more unsightly cables hanging down from your desktop, no more tripping over cords every time you go to sit down, no more power strip power outages.
At Caretta, we strive to design and manufacture the highest quality, most functional and attractive desks, tables, bookshelves, and other furniture available for office and home.
If thereâ€™s a place that should offer you respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life, then thatâ€™s definitely your home. But when itâ€™s not precisely the eye candy youâ€™d wish for, itâ€™s time to shake things up a bit.
In addition to the many desk, tables, hutches, bookshelves, and other fine wood products that we have made here at Caretta Workspace in 2016, we also recognized the importance of giving back. We were honored to support some causes that are near and dear to our hearts including our ongoing commitment to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology.
When Americans hear about the troubles facing the economy, they want to take an active role in the solutions. With so many issues facing the economy that active role seems out of reach to many regularly Americans. However, there is something everyone
We are very proud being to be the first company to manufacture and sell desks with officially license logos of some of the finest universities in America.
All of the materials found inside of Carettaâ€™s manufacturing plant are American made.Caretta believes in innovation, and their high quality wood desks and furniture with precision, fabricated, heavy-duty metal and high quality manufacturing standards is what sets them apart from the competition.
We are now offering all of our solid cherry wood products in either a natural finish with Natural Cherry Stain or stained dark with the Estate Cherry Stain.
We now offer a line of desks with embedded graphics in the desktop. We have started with a line of officially licensed university logos.
Compact in size, but large in style and functionality, the Caretta Loft Series desks were developed with small offices in mind. This desk features solid Black Walnut and laser cut steel construction. It also has an integrated cable tray and surge suppressing power strip.The Loft Series of products are available in Black Walnut, Natural Cherry or Ash. All are over an inch thick solid hardwood.
In the factory today, we took delivery of more of our raw materials. In this case it is 3,000 board feet of the most beautiful solid cherry and ash hardwood that you will ever see. That's about 10,000 lbs of Ohio grown, FSC Certified wood!
With the new Loft Series, weâ€™ve taken all of the best features of a full-sized desk and created a desk designed for tight spaces. With cable management, solid hardwood desks in Ash, Natural Cherry or Black Walnut, integrated power strip, lots of functional accessories, the Loft Desks are the perfect desk for lofts, apartments and condos.
In the factory today, a Caretta Workspace craftsman is sanding a solid cherry wood Loft Desk top. This desk top is made of over 1" thick, solid Cherry Hardwood. You can also see the steel threaded inserts already installed for easily attaching the desk legs, cable tray, locking drawer, or optional keyboard tray.
In wood finishing today is a tunnel of desk legs. There are the legs for the Artistic Series of Desks. Not only are they attractive, but functional as they reduce any knee obstructions when moving around on your desk. This is especially true of the L Shaped desks when you move from the desk to the return.
What's going on in the factory today? Here is a batch of Artistic Book Shelves that are moving through production. You are welcome to visit our factory and showroom to see it for yourself! We are open M-F, 8-5, or by appointment. Give Caretta Workspace a call at 614-430-8660.
Featured Product: Caretta Workspace Coat Tree The Coat Tree is sculpted from premium solid cherry and weighted at the base with a steel counterweight. Rods at the top of the Coat Tree can hold up to 4 hangers each, or 8 hangers total. With beautiful solid cherry construction, this is functional art at its best.
We found a turkey hanging out in the showroom! Come visit our showroom here at the factory. We are typically open M-F, 8-5, except holidays, but you are always welcome to let us know when you can make it, and we will be here for you! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
If you see a product that you like, but it doesn't quite fit the bill, ask us about modifications. Take this example. A customer needed a standing desk, but our standard 45" X 32" Standing Desk 1 was a bit too large. We modified the design to create this 34" X 24" Compact Standing Desk! The customer also needed a keyboard tray and monitor arm that was strong enough to hold his all-in-one computer.
Caretta Desks were designed with cable management in mind, and that is especially true when wiring an iMac computer to your desk. Here are some tips and ideas how to wire up your iMac or iMac Pro so it cleans up the wires and cables at your workspace.
At Caretta Workspace, one of the most important pieces of machinery we use is our SCM Routech CNC Router. It's a computer controlled router that cuts along the X, Y, and Z axes. With a 15 horsepower spindle, it can easily tackle our 2.25" thick desk frames, and it has a 12 position automatic tool changer that can quickly switch from one cutter to the next. This allows it to easily cut a variety of profiles, like the bull-nose edge on our desktops, and transition into drilling holes for dowel pins or the inset for a desk inlay.Eliminating the need for cumbersome clamps, the machine has two 12 horsepower vacuum pumps that create a suction to hold the pieces so firmly in place that they are impossible to move by hand. Although the pumps only produce about 10 psi of vacuum pressure, we design fixtures that maximize the surface area of the part being held. For example, a part that has 25 square inches of surface area to hold down has 250 pounds of force pushing it against the table. This allows us to make large cuts in the wood while the piece is held securely in place. The router is indispensable to our factory because it cuts our wood pieces much faster than we could cut them with traditional woodworking tools and it makes parts with such precision that each part fits perfectly together.
If you need some place at your desk to keep your papers within reach, yet get them out of the way, if you are always looking for a handy place to plug-in your laptop or powered speaker, if it would be nice to have a dedicated place to locate a phone charger or small docking station with cable access to your computer, then the Power Organizer Tower is the right accessory for you!With either 3 or 6 shelves, you have plenty of room for all of your important papers and documents. You can also place items on the shelves that need to plug into your computer, because there is an easy access port to the main desk cable tray.If you need to plug in anything at your desk, There are three power plugs right on the front of the tower.
This is a set of Artistic Book Shelf sides in the finish room. Each piece of wood that we make goes through an extensive 10-step finish process that can take a week or longer to complete.The shape of these pieces are a good example of the Functional Art aspect of our products. You can find more information on the Artistic Book Shelf in the Companion Products and Accessories Tab, under Office accessories.
Happy Halloween from Caretta Workspace!
What's going on in the factory today? One of our craftsman is hand sanding solid cherry pieces that will make up the base of an Artistic Hutch. There is a good amount of hand work that goes into all of our products.You can see the Artistic Hutch here:/products/companion-products/office-accessories/artistic-hutch
See our ads in the latest issues of Cowboys & Indians and Western Horseman magazines. We are featuring the Artistic Computer Desk 2, with a laser-engraved modesty panel. You can select one of our standard graphics like this horse scene, provide graphics of your own, or we can create something custom for you!
Solid cherry wood forms the shape of the desk legs for the Artistic Series of desks. You can see the difference between the unfinished wood and what it looks like once it has gone through our 10-step finish process.
We have updated our website!Product Information: With the new site you will find it much easier to navigate through our products, and there are lot of new data-sheets to download. The site will continue to evolve with new content added continually.New Products: We have added a few new products to or offering. There will be a lot more about this to come. There is a new Loft Series of desks with accessories, a new Traditional Desk, and a bunch of new monitor arms.Shopping Cart: The functionality of the shopping cart has been updated, including a new tool to get shipping rates.Updated Product Naming: With the launch of the new site, we have updated the naming conventions of our products. We have dropped all of the "Type" names of the products in favor of product families. This should make it much easier to understand.
Home office furniture in limited space should be functional and attractive: The Cleveland Plain Dealer covers Caretta Workspace
In the March 9th, 2014 edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, an article titled "Home office furniture in limited space should be functional and attractive", journalist Jill Sell examines Caretta Workspace and some of the new products that they are offering, including the new line of stand-up desks.
Innovative Ohio Company Expands Product Line to Meet Growing Demand for Innovative, Modern Office Furniture
Lewis Center, Ohio â€“ Caretta Workspace(www.carettaworkspace.com) is a home office furniture and corporate office furniture manufacturer that specializes in creating configurable workspaces that integrate technology, conservation and beauty. They are using traditional materials in a new way to create a desk that is made for todayâ€™s technology. The company has expanded its product offerings from the traditional computer desks to include standing desks, conference tables, a contemporary and colorful desk made of composite materials, High efficient LED Desk lamps, and many other products to complete a beautiful modern office.Caretta desks integrate modern computer technology with attractive design. Their desks, tables, and accessories transform offices from areas cluttered with messy computer wires and power cables to productive, inspiring, attractive workspaces. Incorporated into their desks is a system of cable trays and large integrated power strips that literally cleans up all of the computer wires and cables. A lot of accessories, such as monitor arms for multiple monitors, USB ports at the desktop, computer shelves, and file cabinets can be added to configure the perfect desk for any type of user. Each Caretta product is a one-of-a kind, functional work of art, with a numbered badge included on the piece.Caretta has put a great deal of thought and attention to detail into every element of the desks and other products they manufacture. Caretta desks are made of solid, premium Ohio-grown Cherry hardwood, hand-selected for unique grain patterns and finished with a durable, bright, natural cherry finish and a bull nose edge that provides comfort. The artistic shaped legs provide a clean, stylish look and finish to what really is a beautiful piece of functional art. The desks can include custom-engraved wood panels that incorporate a customerâ€™s logo or other area of interest to further personalize the workspace. From the precision fit wood joinery, smooth hand-sanded finish and micro-suede lined locking drawers, to the large cable trays, integrated surge-suppressing power strips, ease of assembly, and soft yet durable writing surfaces, Caretta products are truly world-class.Customers buy direct from Carettaâ€™s manufacturing facility in Columbus, Ohio, over their website or from their factory showroom. Caretta Workspace manufactures the best home office furniture and corporate office furniture on the market. Customers span North America, from Canada to Hawaii and everywhere in between.Caretta Workspace is an American owned and operated company based in central Ohio. By constantly evolving its products and allowing the customer to configure a workspace based on their individual needs and habits, Caretta Workspace has successfully combined innovation and functional art. The company is dedicated to sustainability, using products and processes that protect the environment, including Ohio hardwoods from local suppliers who carry the Forest Stewardship Council â„˘ (FSCÂ®) Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Allianceâ€™s SmartWood program. Caretta Workspace is named for the endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle (scientific name: Caretta Caretta), a creature perfectly adapted to its environment. For every desk sold, Caretta Workspace makes a donation to the â€śSave the Turtlesâ€ť Sea Turtle Conservation Fund through the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on the Caretta story or to learn about its products, visit www.carettaworkspace.com or call 877-422-1088.
In their January 31, 2014 article , Woodworking Network reporter Matt Schumake looks into some of the history of people using standing desks, and some of the recent news In their January 31, 2014 article Building a Standing Cherry Wood Desk: Caretta Workspace, Woodworking Network reporter Matt Schumake looks into some of the history of people using standing desks, and some of the recent news in the popularity of standing desks, such as the recent article in "Popular Science" titled "Sitting is the new Smoking."