You may never have considered this before â€“ but there are many different types of desks. However, in the world of office furniture there are several standards, such as: pedestal, computer, reception, L-shape, bullet, and U-shape. When you factor in the dozens of optional features such as hutches & accessories, size, and finish options, there are literally hundreds of different configurations to choose from.
Pedestal desks are made of a rectangular top or bow-front, resting on one or two small cabinets (pedestals) with drawers. Often, there is a large drawer in the center and a â€śmodesty panelâ€ť between the pedestals that provides privacy to the seated user. When the desk frame has one pedestal and one set of legs, it is called a left or right pedestal desk â€“ depending on its location. An executive desk is a larger, more elegant version of the pedestal desk.
Computer desks are used, as the name suggests, for computing purposes. Computer desks typically have a keyboard tray and legs that can be adjusted to the userâ€™s needs and sufficient desktop surface to hold a monitor and mouse as well as allow for handwriting space.
Bullet desks are usually used in place of a standard desk in “L” and “U” configurations, a bullet top is essentially a writing table that gets its name from its shape. Viewed from above, it’s shaped like the cross section of a bullet, with the rounded end typically supported by a cylindrical metal post. Bullet tops are also sometimes referred to as an island conference top.
Reception desks are the first stopping point for an office visitor as well as a work space for the receptionist. Reception desks come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The L-shape desk can offer extra desktop and storage space. The main portion of the desk, its shell, is often comprised of a single pedestal with two or more drawers and a central drawer or keyboard tray under the desktop surface.
The U-shape desk is arranged like a semi-circle, or, as the name says, like a â€śU.â€ť The U-shape desk is comprised of three units: the central desk and two side returns. One to three pedestals, a central drawer, keyboard tray and modesty panel are all available on a U-shape desk.
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