Go to any office and you’ll likely see one or more computer desks. Widely used in offices around the world, computer desks generally include space for a computer case, a monitor, and mouse and keyboard.
When shopping for computer desks, you’ll likely find that there are more models available than you ever thought there would be. Some desk designs hide the computer case while others are designed to accommodate access to the inputs and drives on the case. Many computer desks provide additional storage areas for other hardware, such as printers.
Writing desks are a popular choice for offices where aesthetics are as important as practicality. These desks are usually wider than typical computer desks or office desks, while they tend to be shorter than other kinds of desks.
Writing desks include drawers used for storage, and may have additional spaces in the form of hutches on top of the desk. Though they’re not designed to be used with computers, writing desks can accommodate the use of a notebook or laptop in a pinch.
At the upper price of range of office desks sit the executive desks. These stylish and elegant desks are usually made from cherry, ebony, or mahogany wood, and have a large surface area. They usually have space for a desktop computer and include drawers that can be locked, helpful in storing important or sensitive documents.
You may have seen L-shaped desks, or corner desks, which are used to maximize the space in an office. They can easily provide double the surface area of a normal surface desk.
These corner desks offer both writing and computer space for the user, with an area for the computer case as well as the monitor, mouse, and keyboard. They often have a slide-out keyboard tray for convenience.
Ergonomic desks have become more popular in recent years. These desks, much like adjustable drawing or drafting tables, offer adjustments that are used to accommodate the user by allowing better posture. These desks are often offered as “stand-alone” furniture, with several adjustments available.