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Desks are the most common furniture piece found in offices around the world. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and finishes to fit the need of the user. Our furniture selections are some of the most comprehensive in the industry and offer a wide range of sizes and shapes in every finish imaginable. Our office furniture selection contains an abundant selection from several office furniture collections. If it isn't found in our inventory, then allow our design team to assist in designing a custom design to fulfill your needs.
A desk is a piece of furniture which provides a workspace for a computer, writing or any other number of tasks that you might work on. There are many configurations of a desk which can include modular components to create a rectangular pedestal desk, an L shaped desk, U shaped desk and more. When deciding the right desk for you, it is important to consider the size of the room, how much space you need and what style you are envisioning for your office.
Desk by Shape
Desks comes in a variety of shapes. Each shape functions differently than the next. Knowing the difference will determine the shape needed. Often times, the room the furniture is to be sat in determines the best options available. Examining each shape will assist in determining which one is needed. The modular desks we sell can be setup in any common shape you need for an office space. The following are the most common desks by shape.
Bowfront desks - A bow front desk features a flare at the front of the furniture toward the visitor seating area. The flare creates a small counter like surface for the visitor to sit in front of. Bowfront desks are considered to have a measure of style and class about them. They fit well in any office where professionalism is paramount.
L shaped desks - An L shape brings in more working space by having a 90 degree return on either side of the main section. L shaped desks are popular for multitaskers as they provide work surface for at least two different projects. The L shape offers a variety of placement options within an office. It is also a solid option for anyone who has meetings in their office on a regular basis.
U Shaped desks - A U shaped desk takes the idea of more workspace from an L shaped desk and expands it to include a wraparound third work surface directly behind the seat of the user. These desks offer the largest available tabletop workspace with its three sections. This design creates a three-sided workstation for the user as tabletop space is in front, to one side, and behind them.
T shaped desks - T shaped desks are a multi-seat workstation in the design of the letter T. Primarily used as a two-seater but there are options for more seating. This style is optimum for a work environments where teamwork is often employed. It is also used when space is limited, and workstations maximize the space.
Desk by type
Types of desks vary greatly. There is no one size fits all, or in this case one type fits all. With such a wide range of desks available having an understanding of each is valuable when it comes to purchasing a piece of furniture. Types vary greatly, so having an understanding of each type is a key part of selecting the right furniture for your business or home office. With this in mind, the following is a brief description of each of the most popular desk types.
Cubicles - Cubicles are traditional modular workstations when space is limited. These workstations are held together by partition walls that divide each space. Cubicles can vary in size from very small to quite roomy depending on need. Cubicles are a time-honored way of solving a spacing issue within an office.
Corner Desks - Corner desks are a type that are designed to be set in a corner. They have the shape of an L but are distinct in purpose and have slight variations in construction from an L shaped desk. These desks are popular for offices where two or more people need to share a room. The appeal of corner desks is that they can be set in just about any corner in the office, leaving open square footage toward the middle of the room.
Desk pods - These are a more open option of a cubicle concept. Desk pods offer multiple seating capabilities for small space. They also promote teamwork with their openness. Desk pods are increasingly popular in modern settings that eliminate traditional wall divisions for an open room concept.
Dog bone desks - A dog bone desk is an open concept workstation that pits a group of workers together. This allows for open communication and teamwork on a project. Options begin at seating for four but can go up significantly with larger sized dog bones. Dog bone desks are called this because their shape resembles a dog bone shape often found in cartoons from our childhood.
Executive desks - Executive desks are high end desks that are known for their craftsmanship and style. Traditional executive desks are rectangular shaped with natural wood finishes. However, modern designs incorporate various shapes into their style with many modern finishes. Executive desks are often chosen by management for their office.
Pedestal desks - Pedestal desks are traditional rectangular desk that is set upon a pedestal on both ends. These are the most common desks around. They are versatile to fit in any office environment. Pedestal desks are a simple construction layout at its core beginning with two pedestals and a tabletop.
Peninsula desks - These desks are designed for anyone who holds a lot of meetings in their office. The desk has a traditional workstation with a peninsula for greeting guests. They come in a variety of style and shape options.
Reception desks - A reception desk is where a receptionist greets guests to the business. It is where first impressions of the office are made. Reception furniture comes in a variety of sizes, shapes, styles, and finishes to fit within any business.
Sit-stand desks - These are the popular newer trend of office furniture. The desk is automated to convert from a sitting position to a standing position at the touch of a button. This is done to combat the sedentary lifestyle of office work.
Desks by Finish
A desk finish is an important part of the equation of selecting a desk for the business or home office. It is essentially the color that you select. The finish is important because it will need to match the style and color palette of your office. The following is some of our most popular finishes.
Cherry - A cherry finish is a natural wood finish from a cherry tree. Cherry has a light red hint to the woodgrain. It is considered a traditional finish type.
Espresso - A dark brown that resembles a rich dark coffee, hence the name espresso. This is a modern finish that is very popular. Even though it can appear to be black, with proper lighting the deep brown shines through.
Gray - Another modern color is gray. It is the most popular color in the market today. Since gray is a neutral it fits in nearly any office environment.
Mahogany - Another natural wood color. This is the most common color of executive desks. Mahogany is a natural reddish brown wood color.
Maple - Maple is the lightest natural wood color. It is a bright wood tone with the woodgrain as a highlight. Maple sits well in vibrant and open office with abundant natural light.
Oak - Oak is one of the most used natural wood tone finishes. It has been popular for centuries in the United States. Oak sits well in a traditional setting where other oak furniture and accents share the space.
Walnut - Walnut is a natural wood tone that is somewhat darker than oak. It sits well in the same settings as oak, but it is distinct for its darker brown woodgrain in the finish.
White - White is a modern tone that sits well in bright natural lit rooms. Usually, the white finish is set in a white room with minimal color. White finish stands out for its almost lack of color where a small amount of accent color goes a long way.
When shopping for a new desk it is important to be thorough in your approach. Finding the perfect desk for your need is your goal. To do this, knowing your style and color palette will eliminate a lot of the clutter that comes with shopping for new office furniture.
A smart start to a furniture purchase is the most obvious choices. For starters, knowing the size of the room will determine what shapes of desks are a realistic option for the space. If the room is already cramped, adding a huge U shaped or T shaped desk may not be a realistic option. In the same way, if your office is set up with a traditional office style, then white furniture isn’t the best fit. Nevertheless, probably the most important of the obvious choices is function. Finding furniture that will fulfill the requirements of the work duties of a worker is of utmost importance.
A meticulous approach to office furniture shopping is always a good thing. This ensures that every feature of the furniture has been contemplated. Some of the most overlooked aspects of the furniture have been covered and that you left nothing to guess work. It is not just style, shape, finish that needs to be considered. Finding the perfect desk means that you weighed the most minute of details of each office furniture piece.
Office furniture desks have certain accessory options that are often overlooked. However, it is actually these small details that will ensure that the furniture that you select will meet the need perfectly. There are many accessories that can be considered when purchasing a desk which can include adding a hutch, drawers, wall mount storage, a credenza desk, monitor arms and pencil drawers. Weighing every option is important in this situation because when the purchase is over, you will want a desk that is perfect for your need.
As an overall part of selecting a desk goes, choosing furniture materials will be a pretty significant detail in the overall selection process. The most popular material in today’s office furniture market is laminate. Most office furniture pieces have abundant options in laminate because it is just as durable as solid wood, but is manufactured, shipped, and assembled cheaper than solid wood options. However, some people just prefer solid wood and are willing to pay the premium price for them.
A great way to weed out some of the furniture options and ensure that you get the best possible desks is to envision how the computer monitors will be set up on each desk. Starting there, then the rest of the desk can be laid out in your head. Everything from keyboard and speakers to storage option layouts can be visualized off the monitors. Since our computers are the most used part of our desk, everything should be laid out around it. This is especially true for anyone who will be making a purchase for gaming.
Some people know exactly what they want. In this case our sales team can assist with a custom order. Each salesperson on our staff is trained to design office spaces. They have the expertise to provide floor plans and office renderings of your desk before the construction is completed. This is a great tool to have at your disposal when a custom desk is needed. Our staff is ready to assist in any custom job you may have in mind.
What is a desk?
It is a piece of furniture where someone sits to perform work in their business or home office. It typically has at minimum, room for a computer monitor and a keyboard. They expand into larger sizes and different shapes to meet other needs as well. Great examples are options in L shaped, U shaped and T shaped.
Are all desks good?
No, as with any furniture, some manufacturers make subpar quality desks. The best way to avoid this furniture is to select trusted name brands. Our brand selection consists of some of the most trusted names in the office furniture business.
Where should I put my desk?
In your office to begin with. The best fit is up to you. This furniture can be placed in as many configurations as the mind can come up with. Popular choices include the corner, and against a wall.
What shapes do desks come in?
They come in several shapes. A standard rectangular desk is the most common shape. They also come in L shaped, U shaped, T shaped, and bow front.
What is a desks purpose?
It is to provide a place to perform work. Sitting or standing at a desk provides a desktop to set a computer monitor and keyboard on at a minimum. But different sizes and shapes provide addition workspace.
How do I make a desk?
They are purchased from office furniture stores and assembled on site at your business. This furniture should not be unused office furniture pushed together to make a tabletop; a professional piece of furniture that is designed to do the task should be selected. An old table will call into question the professionalism of the office due to its salvaged appearance.
How do I measure a desk?
Length and width will give you a measurement of a rectangular desk. Additional measurements will be needed for other shapes. For example, an L shaped return will need to be measured separate from the main desk.
How do I build a desk?
Most of them are laminate so they ship in boxes. Once on site, they will be assembled piece by piece by following the directions. When purchasing any piece of furniture, discuss installation as an option with your supplier, this will eliminate some headaches once the furniture is onsite.
What are all the parts of a desk called?
There is a desktop, legs, pedestals, returns, drawers, hutches, keyboard trays, and cabinets depending which desk is being examined.
What do you call different shapes of a desk?
There are rectangular, L shaped, T shaped, and U shaped among others. With several other custom design layouts that would be best to discuss with our design team.
What material is best for a desk?
The best material for most office furniture today is laminate. It is durable, functional and will last a very long time. Its value is also in its lower price point due to how it is manufactured and shipped. The alternative is solid wood or aluminum.
What does the length and width of a desk mean?
How long and wide it is. These measurements determine how much space the desktop has, and how many accessories can be placed on top of the furniture. Knowing your need will determine what size and shape required.
What is the difference between a business office and a home office desk?
Aside from the place the furniture is placed, nothing. Any furniture piece can be set in either type of office as long as it has the room and matches the style of the space.
What is the orientation for a desk?
It is up to the user. There are many modular designs to choose from. In doing that, the layout can be whatever shape it needs to be. With a modular option the room can be configured into many shapes, for example, an L or U shaped can be set in nearly any place in the office.
What is the smallest desk you can get?
A writing desk. However, it does not have enough room to hold a computer monitor. This type is not a realistic alternative for purchase. This type of office furniture is strictly for writing. In fact, its best function is in a home for a child to do homework on it.
What is the side workspace on an L shaped desk called?
It is called a return. The return is a secondary workspace that helps with managing multiple projects at once or greeting guest in the office.
What is the use of a hutch?
A hutch is an upper cabinet for storage. Many have pin boards beneath them for tacking up pertinent information for work. It enhances the desk for added storage as well as a place to display personal items to add character to your office.
What is a Dog bone desk?
It is a workstation that seats multiple people. It has a unique shape that usually has a long length in the middle that flares out for additional seating on both ends. These workstations begin at six seats, and can be custom made for more.
How many sizes does a desk come in?
Many sizes within many shapes. Options for tiny offices up to the largest offices around. If you can’t find a desk in the size that you want, then call us to start your custom build.
What to lift a and move a desk?
First you should remove any brackets attaching the tops together and remove them from the legs. Using team lifting you can remove them from the legs and move them to where-ever they need to be placed. Additionally you may use a dolly or four wheeled carts. Depending on the size of the furniture multiple carts may be needed to move them.
What to do with a desk?
They are used for daily work responsibilities and even greeting guest. They are designed to be a place where every work detail can take place. This means that it is the most important furniture piece in your office.
What is the best desk?
This depends on the size of the room and what type of work it is needed for. Often, a standard rectangular desk is a perfect fit but not always. A multitasker may feel that a U shaped desk is the a perfect fit.
How do I get a custom desk?
The simplest way is to give our design team a call to get the ball rolling. We have many years of custom office experience to assist with whatever you have in mind for a custom office furniture piece. If you are in need of assistance with custom office furniture, give us a call at (888) 831-1012 to speak one-on-one with our professional designers!
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