Maiolaine Bourgeois Desks April 05, 2018 20:46:30
Desks versus Writing Tables and Library Tables: Writing and Library Tables come in much the same sizes as Desks however the key difference being that the tables usually only have a single line of frieze drawers under the work surface. (Writing tables have drawers on one side of the table only - library tables have drawers to both sides - sometimes called Partners’ tables). Tables can provide an interesting alternative to a desk if only limited storage is required. Aesthetically a table can make the room look larger since more of the floor can be seen as compared to the bulk of a desk that comes right down to the floor. For buyers with attractive floor coverings (or bare wood) a writing or library table can be a very interesting alternative to a desk. Some Clients also specify both Desk and Writing Table/Library Table for their office. The table can be used as an extra work space (perhaps separating paperwork from computer work - or as a meeting table. The style and wood of desk and table will need to be compatible and the leather work surfaces (where fitted) will also need to be matched.
Antique Writing Furniture - Flat Top Desks: these are the most popular type of desk being the most versatile particularly when a large work space is required for paperwork and/or computer equipment. Various sizes are available from the smallest 36" (91cm) width up to larger workspaces of 72" (183cm) or greater. The depth of the desk is important - the narrower the desk the closer the working material is to the user - a deeper desk allows more storage but some of it may be out of arms reach.
All L shaped desks are absolutely not the same. Although the basic configuration is similar there is a great variety of these desks that vary in size and design. Here is a sampling of the choices available with L shaped desks.
When you pay attention to all these issues then you will be able to buy the right desk. Home office desks can be ordered online or purchased from a local store. Online stores have a wide range of selection. You can compare prices. The advantage of buying from an offline store is that you can see the desk in person. It ensures you buy the desk that matches your needs and preferences.
Glass And Steel Desks - These can be very affordable or quite expensive. Some of the least expensive L shaped desks are made from glass and steel. They can be ideal for smaller corners but have minimal features. The corner usually has a raised platform for a computer screen and there is a small platform at the bottom in the corner for the CPU. Other than that however there is little built in storage included.
Matching Colours and Styles: Since each Antique desk and table is by definition unique it is often difficult to get exact matches to existing furniture. However by sympathetically matching period style woods colour and type of furniture it should certainly be possible to achieve a fully harmonious collection. Again Antiquedesks.net can advise on this aspect of choosing your desk or table.