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Choosing the Right Writing Desk

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 2

When it comes to choosing a writing desk for your office space, certain considerations that must be taken into account such as price, quality, and design.

There are many classifications of writing desks depending on the size and the materials they are made of.


Wooden Desk

This is preferred by a lot of people because it is generally very sturdy and durable. However, there are also disadvantages to buying wood furnishings because they tend to be bulky, thus occupying more space and they are a pain to move. Of course, this is not really a problem with the wood writing desk, however, as these desks are normally very slim and lightweight. There are many antique replicas, made from hardwood, that would look absolutely stunning in any room in your home.

Plastic Writing Desk

If you were looking for something that you would only use temporarily or a piece that would be utilized by a child, plastic would be a very good choice. It is very affordable and light so it can be moved any time you want. A white writing desk makes a great neutral addition to a child's room. Traditional 'writing desks' are not normally made from plastic, although there are some modern designs that are made from plastic sheeting.

Folding Desk

When you are always on the go and have the constant need for something to write on, the folding variety makes a perfect choice. It is extremely portable and light, not to mention cheap. If you are planning to use a folding desk to write on, or especially to place a laptop on, do make sure that it is very sturdy before you use it. You also need to make sure that once it is folded out, it will remain in position.

Antique Writing Desks

These are probably the most expensive kind you can find on the market. Aside from their historical value, antiques are usually of the highest quality, which is primarily why they stood the test of time.

These fixtures can easily go for a few hundred dollars up to the thousands so you must be prepared financially if this is your top choice.

Shopping Around First

Before you purchase anything, be sure to look around for options because there are so many of them that there is no need to settle for the very first thing you see.

When it comes to comparing merchandise, you always have to inspect the woodwork and the general appearance of the piece.

If you are on a shoestring budget, you should narrow down your choices to those that you can actually afford so that you will not go over the allocated amount. It is very easy to get tempted to charge something you cannot afford just because you have your cards.

You can also have customized writing desks made according to your exact specifications. This way you can choose which type of material will be used and be able to save a lot of money as well.


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Comments

Apr 14, 2010 10:54pm
desperatejournalism
I can't afford a writing desk so I just use the dining table. It is closer to the fridge. I get better inspriration when I am in the kitchen. lol!
Apr 15, 2010 2:20pm
mikra
i want an antique writing desk lol
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