5 Types Of Office Desks & their Uses


Are you planning to purchase a desk and you are uncertain as to what kind of furniture to buy? or do you need a guide concerning the types of desks there are?

I will be sharing with you in this article, the various types of desks there are and the factors you should put into consideration before buying a desk.

There are different types of desk construction, some belong to the traditional category, some are high techs, some desks are of glass designs and so on.

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Majorly what determines how a desk is been constructed is the purpose of it’s construction.
Some of these purposes include writing purpose, secretarial purpose, computer purpose, or executive purpose.

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So when choosing a desk for purchase, asides the unique style of construction, material used, and good finishing, another important factor you should consider is the purpose for which you are buying the furniture.

The following are the types of Desks you can find out there:

1. Writing desk

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This type of desk is usually small in size, it has a small storage space but with a big desktop.

You can easily place writing desks at the centre of an office, a room or beside a wall.

This lovely piece of furniture practically fits every space it occupies.

2. Computer desk

The computer desk has enough space for computer, monitor, cables, peripherals and other computer accessories.


This is one of the most useful piece of furnitures you can find in a contemporary home office setting.

Majorly, it comprises of a keyboard tray, and a spacious storage for the CPU and like the writing desk, it’s pattern of construction is basically simple but very useful with additional segments for hardware.

Meanwhile, nowadays people no longer fancy the big desktop computer systems, rather they choose light devices such as tablets and laptops since they can perform same tasks even in a better way than the desktop computer.

As a result of this, the computer desk have somehow become irrelevant because the large space provided for the hardware components are in a way not so needed anymore.

However, you may still decide to purchase a computer desk for your home or office based on personal reasons.

3. Roll Top Desk

This is a type of desk that has a hood rolled down beyond the surface of the desk in order to protect all it’s content.

Although, it’s not like the usual computer desk, it remains one of the most beautiful piece of furnitures one can put in an office, master bedroom, or living room.

This unique piece of furniture has drawers on the right hand side and on the left hand side.

4. Executive desk

This is regarded as the King amongst other desks used in the home or office setting. It has storage drawers, surface area and huge foot print. This type of furniture stands as a unique furniture different in style from other sets of furniture.

The executive is likely to come in different shapes and designs like the L-shape desk, U-shape desk, massive desk and rectangle desk.

5. Corner desk

This is a kind of desk meant to give perfect solution to space problems in contemporary homes and offices. Corner desk provides enough space in a tight area or better still in a big L-shaped area, all depends on the size you are planning to occupy with your desk.
It’s major advantage is the ability to create extra space in a room.

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